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).
These DOI FTR Implementing Instructions CFR 300, 301, 302, 303 and 304, Federal Travel Regulation, are issued to implement and prescribe the agency policies required by the Federal Travel Regulation. These FTR Implementing Instructions are written in plain language format and are arranged in a sequence to mirror the Federal Travel Regulation when possible. Bureaus and Offices may supplement these policies with additional administrative procedures and restrictions; however, the Federal Travel Regulation and the Departmental Implementing Instructions may not be modified to allow a greater allowance than prescribed.
The requirements of the Federal Travel Regulation and the DOI FTR Implementing Instructions may not be waived to increase the entitlement of an employee since it is the responsibility of the Department to ensure equal and equitable treatment of all employees who are required to perform official travel for the benefit of the Government. Authority to establish regulations does not carry an implied authority to waive the established regulation in selected cases (37 CG 820).
DOI FTR Implementing Instructions are maintained by the Office of Financial Management, Assistant Secretary - Policy, Budget and Management. Additional travel guidance can be accessed here.