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).
The FY 2012 Budget in Brief document summarizes and highlights the programs of the Department of the Interior and its FY 2010 President's budget request.
FY 2010 Agency Financial Report (AFR)
The FY 2010 AFR provides important financial and performance information for the Department of the Interior. It is our principal publication and report to Congress and the American people on our stewardship, management, and leadership of the public funds entrusted to us. For the thirteenth straight year, the consolidated financial statements in this report received a clean (unqualified) opinion from an independent auditing firm. In FY 2009, DOI has no material weaknesses and completed the AFR in 46 days.
Government Performance and Results Act Strategic Plan
The Department's FY2011 - FY2016 strategic plan is the linchpin that integrates DOI management. The plan organizes the Department's goals and department-level performance measures into four mission areas, with bureau inputs, outputs, and actions linked to these measures. Bureau plans tier from this cohesive framework.