Mercury's surface in "enhanced color," a color scheme created to emphasize color differences. This is not what Mercury would look like to the human eye, but by applying mathematical analysis to images, color differences can be accentuated beyond those visible to a person.
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.
Every day someone like you becomes a wildland wildfire fighter, a teacher, a trail-builder, a museum curator, or a park ranger. Discover your opportunities in national parks. Come to play. Come to learn. Come to serve. Develop your environmental leadership skills. Find a job. Be the next generation to preserve and protect these great places.
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.
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Building Capacity into Courses
Process for determining if the principle of collaboration is needed in training courses - 4 pages - Download the PDF
Using Panels in Training
Guidelines for using a panel in training situations - 2 pages - Download the PDF
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Collaborative Process: Model of Informality-Formality
A table that provides guidance on mode of collaboration to use for various situations - 1 page - Download the PDF
The Collaborative Process
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Negotiating - External Architecture
Guidance for designing the architecture, or structure, of a negotiation - 3 pages - Download the PDF
Negotiating - Internal Architecture
Guidance in selecting a team's lead negotiator, "speaking with one voice," and basic rules for internal communication - 1 page - Download the PDF
Characteristics of a Negotiation
Highlights unique features of natural resource negotiations and how they differ from other types of negotiations - 1 page - Download the PDF
Ethics in Negotiations
Overview of factors affecting ethical behavior and examples to consider - 3 pages - Download the PDF
Strategic Technical Direction
Guidelines for selecting the correct studies and using technical information to increase chances for negotiation success - 1 page - Download the PDF