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).
Subject: Annual Report on Enforcement of the Age Discrimination Act of 1975
This is a reminder that the annual report on steps you have taken to enforce the Age Discrimination Act during FY 2001 are due. Attached, for your information, is the letter from the Department of Health and Human Services requesting the annual report and outlining what the reports should include.
As you know, this is an annual report required each January 31st. This year they extended the due date to February 15th. Please provide your input to Melvin Fowler no later than February 13, 2002.
Distribution: All Bureau/Office Equal Opportunity Officers
Inquiries: Melvin Fowler - Office for Equal Opportunity, (202) 208-3455