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.
Everyone has personal problems from time to time. DOI's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offers professional, confidential counseling and consultation that can help you resolve these issues. Services are available at no cost to you or members of your family. DOI has contracted with EAP Consultants, Inc. (EAPC) to provide you with comprehensive EAP services. EAPC offers assessment, short-term counseling, and referral services for a wide range of personal problems, as well as a variety of work/life issues.
EAPC has offices conveniently located near almost all DOI locations. EAPC professionals will help you identify and clarify your concerns, look at all the options, and develop a plan of action to create solutions that work. If additional assistance is needed, you will be referred to the most appropriate and affordable resources.
EAPC provides the following highly experienced clinical providers:
Licensed clinical social workers
Licensed professional counselors
Licensed marriage and family therapists
Certified alcohol and drug counselors
Click here to see a list of the caring, professional counselors who can assist you in a work-related or personal crisis.
EAPC consultants also include:
You can reach EAPC online or by phone:
EAPC phone number: 800-869-0276 a (live counselor is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
Please see the following video link below, which provides information on what EAP services are available with an emphasis of stress management and how to access them. This is a video taping* of the March 2013 EAP webinar on Stress Management.
(*NOTE: Because this is a video of a prerecorded conference call, it begins with a prerecorded request for participants to dial into the call. Please ignore the beeps and the request for a password. The video of the webinar starts shortly afterward.)
The audio to these videos may include recorded log-on information and asks for a name or passcode. Please ignore this information and continue to listen to the webinar as the audio is complete and the webinar will begin shortly.