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.
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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.
This Part prescribes policies, procedures and responsibilities governing the receipt of personal property and services; and accountability, record keeping, management and survey of personal property in the Department of the Interior. The provisions of this Part apply to all personal property acquired by all bureaus and offices.
Accountable Property Capitalization and Accountability Records Accounting for Capitalized Property Capitalization Threshold General Ledger Account Property Accountability Records Accountable Officers Transfer of Accountability Relief of Custody Responsibility Records Property clearance Use of Gov't.-owned Property Restricted to Official Purposes and the Use of Non-Gov't.-owned Property Exhibit I - Formula for the Determination of Lease Capitalization
General Ledger Control Account Stores Records Periodic Reconciliation Designation of Employees Authorized to Withdraw Property or Stores from a Storehouse Documentation of Issues Records and Control of Tax-free Alcohol Annual Review and Report of Tax-free Alcohol
Scope of Subpart Relief from Accountability Types of Survey Authority Standing Board of Survey Local Survey Officer Traveling Survey Officer Special Boards of Survey Report of Survey Forms Distribution Additional Distribution Conducting a Survey action Notification of a Board of Survey/Survey Officer Survey Signature Limitations Continuing Property in Service Witnessing Destruction or Reduction to Scrap Destruction and Disposal of Hazardous Materials Reviewing Authority for Reports of Survey Reports of Survey Authority to Overturn Findings and Determinations Removal of Surveyed Property from Accountability Records Property Irregularities Property Irregularities Defined Reporting Theft, Unauthorized Use, or Vandalism to Law Enforcement Authorities Investigation Requirement Responsibilities Employee Liability, Notification, and Appeal Determination of Liability Employee Notification and Participation Financial Liability and Disciplinary Actions Determining the Amount of Financial Liability Depreciation Formula for Lost, Damaged or Stolen Property Employee Notification of Findings and Determinations Employee Appeal of Survey Findings and Determinations Transmittal of the Official File Debt Collection Billing the Employee Unserviceable Property Scope of Part Relief from Accountability Certificate of Unserviceability Signature Forms Conducting an Unserviceable Property Action Determination of Unserviceability Continuing Property in Service Witnessing Destruction or Reduction to Scrap Destruction and Disposal of Hazardous Materials Reviewing Authority for Certificate of Unserviceable Property Authority to Overturn Findings and Determinations Removal of Unserviceable Property from Accountability Records