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).
On May 24, 2011, the President issued a Memorandum on Federal Fleet Performance. Section 1 (b) of the Presidential Memorandum requires Agency executive fleets to achieve maximum fuel efficiency, be limited in motor vehicle body and engine size, and ensure optional equipment is limited to what is essential to meet Agency mission requirements. Additionally, the executive fleet vehicles are to be mid-sized or smaller, except where larger sedans are essential to the Agency mission.
The Memorandum requires that within 180 days of the date of issuance, any executive fleet vehicle larger than mid-size sedan, or which does not comply with the requirement of the vehicle(s) being an alternative fueled vehicle, must be disclosed on the Agency website. Executive fleet vehicles are defined as vehicles used primarily to transport Senior Executives (Heads of Agencies, Senior Executive Service (SES) employees, and General Officers).
The Department of the Interior Executive Fleet vehicles are listed below: