Mercury's surface in "enhanced color," a color scheme created to emphasize color differences. This is not what Mercury would look like to the human eye, but by applying mathematical analysis to images, color differences can be accentuated beyond those visible to a person.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial under construction.
The workers had to endure conditions that varied from blazing hot to bitterly cold and windy. Each day they climbed 700 stairs to the top of the mountain to punch-in on the time clock. Then 3/8 inch thick steel cables lowered them over the front of the 500-foot face of the mountain in a "bosun chair." Despite the dangers, no one was killed during the project.
Otters in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska.
The sea otter population of Glacier Bay has increased dramatically in the past 20 years. Ecologists consider sea otters a keystone species here. Otters consume vast quantities of clams, urchins, crabs, and other invertebrates and their presence creates ripples through the ecosystem. NPS photo.
Every day someone like you becomes a wildland wildfire fighter, a teacher, a trail-builder, a museum curator, or a park ranger. Discover your opportunities in national parks. Come to play. Come to learn. Come to serve. Develop your environmental leadership skills. Find a job. Be the next generation to preserve and protect these great places.
With more than 80% of Americans living in urban areas, urban parks are more important than ever. The father of American landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted, said of urban parks:
It is one great purpose of the Park to supply to the hundreds of thousands of tired workers, who have no opportunity to spend their summers in the country, a specimen of God's handiwork that shall be to them, inexpensively, what a month or two in the White Mountains or the Adirondacks is, at great cost, to those in easier circumstances.
Nine volunteer tribes and consortiums have committed to pilot the web-based application and serve on a work group comprised of tribe/consortium representatives and OST employees to develop and test the new process.
Bristol Bay Native Association (Dillingham, Alaska)
Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation (Pablo, Montana)
Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon (Siletz, Oregon)
Kawerak, Incorporated (Nome, Alaska)
Muscogee (Creek) Nation (Okmulgee, Oklahoma)
Native Village of Tanana (Tanana, Alaska)
Oneida Nation of Wisconsin (Oneida, Wisconsin)
Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (Scottsdale, Arizona)
Tanana Chiefs Conference (Fairbanks, Alaska)
Regional Meetings Schedule
RSVP not required; anyone is welcome to attend. The target audience for these meetings are tribe/consortium employees working on the following compacted trust programs: Agriculture, Forestry, Grazing, Land Titles and Records Office, Probate, Sand & Gravel, Social Services - Supervised Individual Indian Monies (IIM) Accounts, Appraisals, Rights of Way, and Real Estate - Acquisition and Disposals, Business and Residential Leases, Oil and Gas, Beneficiary Process Program.
BIA Eastern Oklahoma and Southern Plains Regions in Okmulgee, OK - Hosted by Muscogee (Creek) Nation - June 8, 2016 - COMPLETED
BIA Western Region in Scottsdale, AZ - Hosted by Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community - June 16, 2016 - COMPLETED
BIA Southwest Region in Albuquerque, NM - Hosted by the BIA Southwest Region - June 23, 2016 - COMPLETED
Inter-Tribal Council of the Five Civilized Tribes in Norman, OK - July 7, 2016 - COMPLETED
BIA Central California Agency in Sacramento, CA - Hosted by BIA Central California Agency - August 2, 2016 - COMPLETED
BIA Northern California Agency in Redding, CA - Hosted by the Redding Rancheria - August 4, 2016 - COMPLETED
BIA Midwest Region in Bloomington, MN - Hosted by BIA Midwest Region - August 30, 2016 - COMPLETED
BIA Northwest Region in Portland, OR - Hosted by BIA Northwest Region - September 13, 2016 - COMPLETED
BIA Tribal Providers Conference in Anchorage, AK - November 29-December 2, 2016 - COMPLETED