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.
Office Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Disability Rights Coordinators
Shirley Scott, Equal Opportunity Manager Appalachian Region Coordinating Center Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement Three Parkway Center Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15220 (412)937-2922; TDD (412)937-3013
Shirley Lahr, Equal Opportunity Manager Western Regional Coordinating Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 1999 Broadway, Suite 3320 Denver, Colorado 80202 (303)884-1430; TDD(303)884-1520
Diane Woods, Equal Opportunity Specialist Office for Equal Opportunity Headquarters Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 1951 Constitution Avenue, N.W Washington, D.C.20240 (202)208-2997
Bureau of Reclamation Disability Rights Coordinators
Karen E. Megorden, ADMS Program Manager Alice Norman, Civil Rights Team Leader 1150 North Curtis Road , Suit 100 Boise, ID 83706-1234 (208)378-5053 (800)877-8339 Federal Relay
Jeannie Rutherford, Lower Colorado Region Bureau of Reclamation P.O Box 61470 Bureau City, NV 89006-1470 (702)293-8425 (800)877-8339 Federal Relay