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).
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National Women's History Project, a private group in California, provides a daily history quiz, programs and events, and links to women's history organizations.
The Women's Bureau, under the U.S. Department of Labor, was created by Congress with a mission to promote the welfare of wage-earning women, improve their working conditions, increase their efficiency, and advance their opportunities for profitable employment. Their resources list is extensive.
Federally Employed Women, FEW, is a private non-profit organization working as a constructive pressure group to improve the status of women employed by the Federal government and by the District of Columbia government.
The President's Interagency Council on Women, supported by the U.S. Department of State, published "America's Commitment: Federal Programs Benefiting Women and New Initiatives" as follow up to the UN Fourth World Conference on Women. Implementation includes a bulletin board, maintained by the United States Information Agency, with numerous categories.
Women Implementing New Goals Successfully (WINGS), is an NPS group to enhance the development of the professional, emotional and personal growth of Federal women employees through training, mentoring, education, workshops, networking, influencing attitudes, recognition of accomplishments not traditionally recognized, the establishment of support groups and to contribute to the missions and goals as they relate to issues within the Federal workplace, thereby investing in our future.
American Association of University Women is a national organization that promotes education and equity for all women and girls. AAUW is composed of three corporations: the Association, a 150,000-member organization with more than 1,500 branches nationwide that lobbies and advocates for education and equity; the AAUW Educational Foundation; and the AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund.
The Feminist Press, from the City University of New York, is devoted to restoring the lost multicultural history of women in America and throughout the world through the publication of important books by women.
All Federal departments and independent agencies must designate Federal Women's Program managers. FWP agency web sites include: DOE Oak Ridge Operations, NOAA, NASA, and others.
Women and Pensions: What Women Need to Know and Do. While all workers need to save more for retirement, women face additional challenges because they have lower earnings, experience higher job turnover, and are employed in industries with low or no pension coverage. This pamphlet from the Department of Labor is designed to provide basic facts about retirement benefits and identifies sources for more information.