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 Department of the Interior requires all supervisors and managers to complete a minimum of 8 hours of training related to EEO (Equal Employment Opportunity) and Diversity and the training is required annually by fiscal year.
The EEO/Diversity Training is in compliance with Secretary Salazar's Memo dated January 29, 2010. "Equal access to employment opportunities in the workplace is critical to accomplishing our goal of attracting, recruiting, hiring, developing, and retaining a quality diverse workforce that can deliver results and ensure that we are achieving the Department's mission. To ensure that the Department is moving forward in its efforts to engage all segments of the workforce, increase customer satisfaction, and improve overall performance, we must equip our managers and supervisors with the tools they need to be successful".