Mercury's surface in "enhanced color," a color scheme created to emphasize color differences. This is not what Mercury would look like to the human eye, but by applying mathematical analysis to images, color differences can be accentuated beyond those visible to a person.
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.
Every day someone like you becomes a wildland wildfire fighter, a teacher, a trail-builder, a museum curator, or a park ranger. Discover your opportunities in national parks. Come to play. Come to learn. Come to serve. Develop your environmental leadership skills. Find a job. Be the next generation to preserve and protect these great places.
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.
FROM: E. Melodee Stith, Director, Office for Equal Opportunity
SUBJECT: Executive Order 13160 Guidance Document - - Ensuring Equal Opportunity in Federally Conducted
Education and Training Programs
Please find attached the subject Guidance Document that was issued by the Department of Justice on January 18, 2001. This Guidance was issued pursuant to the requirements of Executive Order 13160. The Executive Order prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, and status as a parent in Federally conducted education and training programs. This Equal Opportunity Directive also reiterates the Department of the Interior's (DOI) policy and commitment to providing educational environments that are entirely free from discrimination based on race, sex, color, national origin, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, and status as a parent.
General Policy. It is Interior's policy that no individual shall be excluded from participating in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in a Federally conducted education or training program or activity conducted, operated, or undertaken by any DOI bureau of office, on the basis of race, sex, color national origin, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, and status as a parent.
Summary. Among the topics addressed in the policy Guidance Document is the scope of covered programs, applicable legal principles, examples of discriminatory conduct, enforcement or complaints processing procedures, remedies, and reporting requirements.
Effective Date of Guidance Document. January 18, 2001.
Complaint Processing Procedures. The Executive Order covers all people involved in DOI federally conducted education or training programs. Effective immediately, all DOI bureaus and offices are directed to establish procedures for processing complaints under the authority of Executive Order 13160. In order to comply with the requirements of the Executive Order, all bureau and office procedures for receiving and addressing complaints must be in place by April 18, 2001. In addition, all DOI bureaus and offices are directed to take immediate steps toward establishing an outreach program to proclaim the Executive Order's nondiscrimination policy in terms of their federally conducted education or training programs including the procedures for filing covered complaints.
To ensure Department-wide compliance with the requirements of the Executive Order, within 60 days of the date of this Directive, we request that each bureau or office report to the Departmental Office for Equal Opportunity on the outreach steps that have been taken to inform all education and training components within the bureau's or office's jurisdiction, including beneficiaries, of DOI's nondiscrimination policy and enforcement procedures under the Executive Order.
ATTACHMENT - Call 202-208-6647
INQUIRIES: Melvin C. Fowler, Civil Rights Staff Assistant, Departmental Office for Equal Opportunity, (202) 208-3455