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).
Program Goals: Departmental coordination and oversight of space assets and management programs to promote effective, professional management, equitable space standards across all bureaus, standardized bureau space selection processes, and collocation of bureaus where appropriate.
Create Handbook for the Management of Owned, Direct Leased and GSA-Provided Space
Complete a joint handbook to standardize bureau operations
Act as the sole intermediary between bureaus and GSA Central Office
Coordinate all bureau/office significant space management issues dealing with non-DOI organizations, including GSA
Create PAM Space Management Website as a bureau resource
Develop process for review of all major space proposals at the PAM level
Develop process for CPIC review of significant space proposals
Assist the DOI Budget Office with Exhibit 54 training for the bureaus and offices
Implement the DM Chapters using the implementation guidance already developed
Finalize the DM 425 Space Management
Complete timeline for implementation of guidance
Scorecard deliverables – performance metrics
Develop interface with the Asset Management Partnership / Space Coordination Council (SCC)/ Capital Planning and Investment Control group / 5-Year Deferred Maintenance and Capital Improvement Plan team
Improved professionalism of the SCC
Review 5-Year Space Management Plans annually
Create Boilerplate / Review submissions
Scorecard / AMP 3-Year Rolling Timeline deliverable
Review all Exhibit 54 submissions for consistency with the 5-Year Space Management Plan, asset disposition lists and the 5-Year Deferred Maintenance and Capital Improvement Plan
Use as a guide in collocation, consolidation and relocation recommendations
Ensure standardized leasing process among bureaus
Develop guidance for consistent leasing process throughout DOI
Explore Service First opportunities for collocation and relocation opportunities
Monitor bureau portfolios for opportunities of collocation, relocation and consolidation
Monitor Federal Real Property Profile (FRPP) for owned and direct leases and the Rent on the Web (ROW) GSA site for GSA-provided space to ensure consistency with internal documents and to identify collocation, relocations and consolidation opportunities