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).
Course materials for participant notebook developed by the DOI Ethics Office - 37 pages - download the PDF
To be used with the Donation Guidelines Module
Policy and guidelines for the acceptance, utilization, recognition, and, where appropriate, solicitation of donations - 10 pages - download the PDF
To be used with the Partnership Ethics Module
Community Assessment Module
An activity that aids in defining community and identifying the steps to conduct a community assessment. Describes the benefits of the federal agency and the community and helps to identify issues and resources. - 36 pages - download the PDF
To be used with the Community Assessment Lesson Plan and PowerPoint
Community Assessment Lesson Plan
Instructor step-by-step lesson plan. Includes advanced preparation, key points, and instructor notes - 38 pages - download the PDF
To be used with the Community Assessment Module and PowerPoint