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.
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