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.
Notice to Contractors, Subcontractors, and Lessors
January 11, 2000
Department of the Interior Acquisition Policy Release (DIAPR) 2000-1
Subject:U.S. Department of the Interior Notice to Contractors, Subcontractors, and Lessors
By law, Executive Order, or internal policy, the U.S. Department of the Interior prohibits discrimination in the workplace, including sexual harassment, based on race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability, age, or sexual orientation. As a means of encouraging non-discrimination by its contractors, subcontractors, and lessors, the U.S. Department of the Interior requires that a notice to prospective contractors, subcontractors, and lessors be posted on certain web sites and included in the transmittal notices, and/or terms and conditions of solicitations, contracts, and leases, as appropriate.
2. Effective Date:
The following policy is effective immediately.
3. Expiration Date:
This policy release will remain in effect until canceled or superseded.
4. Background and Explanation.
The Federal contracting process has long been an instrument for implementing policy initiatives. While discrimination is prohibited by law for some categories of individuals, other categories are protected by Executive Order and policy applicable to the Federal and Departmental civilian workforces only. As a means of encouraging comprehensive non-discrimination policies by its contractors, subcontractors, and lessors, the U.S. Department of the Interior hereby establishes a policy requiring that the following notice to prospective contractors, subcontractors, and lessors be:
A. Posted on all Internet web sites identifying contracting and other business opportunities with the U.S. Department of the Interior and individual bureaus;
B. Included in the transmittal notices or special provisions of solicitations and contracts for non-commercial items/services over $100,000; and
C. Included in leases awarded directly by Interior bureaus and offices:
NON-DISCRIMINATION NOTICE TO U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR CONTRACTORS, SUBCONTRACTORS, AND LESSORS (DEC 1999)
Based upon law, Executive Order, or internal policy, the Department of the Interior prohibits discrimination in the workplace, including sexual harassment, based on race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability, age, or sexual orientation. The Department urges its contractors, subcontractors and lessors to develop and enforce comprehensive anti-discrimination policies for their places of work.
This notice states that Department's non-discrimination policy and encourages the same from its contractors, subcontractors, and lessors. With the exception of categories protected by law, compliance is voluntary and no extraordinary enforcement or protection mechanisms on the part of the Government are implied.
5. Action Required:
(1) Bureau Acquisition Managers will distribute this policy release to all appropriate members of their staffs for immediate implementation; (2) Bureau Acquisition managers will coordinate with their respective Web Site Administrators to ensure that the notice is posted on web sites identifying contracting and other business opportunities; and (3) Bureau IEAS-PD System Administrators will make necessary changes to include the above notice in transmittal, and solicitation/contract provision or clause templates.
Please contact Patricia Corrigan of this office on (202)208-1906 if you have any questions regarding this policy issuance.