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.
300-1.1 - Are the requirements stated in the Federal Travel Regulation and 347 DM DOI FTR Implementing Instructions applicable to all employees and entities of the Department of the Interior?
Yes, all employees of the Department are covered by the Federal Travel Regulation and 347 DM DOI FTR Implementing Instructions. The Office of the Inspector General has authority to issue their own travel regulations; however, they have elected to follow the Department's guidance.
300-1.2 - Are the requirements stated in the Federal Travel Regulation and 347 DM DOI FTR Implementing Instructions applicable to contractors of the Department of the Interior?
Contractors are not covered unless the specific contract references the Federal travel Regulation and 347 DM DOI FTR Implementing Instructions and makes them a requirement of the contract.
300-1.3 - Are the requirements stated in the Federal Travel Regulation and 347 DM DOI FTR Implementing Instructions applicable to Tribal Government employees whose travel is funded by federal grants?
Tribal Government employees must meet the requirements of the specific grant. If the Tribal agreement requires compliance, then the employees must comply.
300-1.4 - Are employees of a nonprofit organization performing work for the Department covered by 347 DM DOI FTR Implementing Instructions?
Employees of nonprofit organizations performing work for the Department are not covered unless the employee meets the requirements to be considered a Government employee.
300-1.5 - Will the Department provide contractor employees performing Departmental work for a contractor a travel authorization and pay their travel vouchers?
No, the Department does not have authority to issue travel authorizations to contractors or contractor employees. The contractor must pay the employee and be reimbursed through the contract process.
300-1.6 - When does a bureau/office have the same authority to approve or disapprove travel entitlements as an agency?
When that specific authority has been delegated to the Program Assistant Secretary in 205 DM 15 and subsequently delegated to the bureau/ office by the Program Assistant Secretary.