A rugged, whitewater river flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. New River Gorge National River in West Virginia encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.
Big Southern Butte is one of two domes rising from a sea of basalt near the center of the eastern Snake River Plain in Idaho. The butte is one of the largest volcanic domes in the world, but at 300,000 years old it is also one of the youngest. Hikers who trek to the 7,550-foot high summit are rewarded with spectacular panoramic views. Photo by Devin Englestead, BLM Upper Snake Wildlife Biologist.
First light at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico. Established in November 22, 1939, the refuge has provided a critical stopover and wintering spot for thousands of sandhill cranes, geese and other waterfowl for 75 years. Bosque del Apache's sandhill crane population has multiplied from 18 birds in the 1840s to more than 20,000 birds today. Photo by Kim Hang Dessoliers (www.sharetheexperience.org).
The Director of OTR is also the Records Officer (RO) for OST and Indian Affairs. The RO serves as the agency's senior technical expert on the agencies' electronic, paper, and all other records, and addresses records management issues.
Under the direction of the RO, the efficient management of administrative, program, and trust records is accomplished in compliance with the American Indian Trust Fund Management Reform Act of 1994 (Public Law 103-412) and the Federal Records Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 31 Records Management by Federal Agencies).
The RO is responsible for leading, planning, and managing the agency's records management program. Some functions required of the RO include:
Managing the creation, maintenance, receipt, delivery, custody and control, processing, inventory, database management, and maintenance of Indian records and their accession and disposition, transfer, storage, security, and safety to ensure document preservation
Implementing the design, installation, training, implementation, and maintenance of an automated records management system that support overall records management and litigation support program requirements
Planning, controlling, directing, organizing, training, promoting, and performing other managerial activities for a comprehensive records management program for Indian Affairs and OST
Developing and managing the fiduciary trust records management program in concert with other Department of the Interior (DOI) bureaus and offices
Coordinating records management activities with other agencies such as the National Archives and Records Administration, the Department of Justice, and the Office of Management and Budget