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.
Interior's Bureaus share a wide range of responsibilities for ocean, Great Lakes and coastal resources ranging from stewardship of vast land, coastal and ocean areas to ensuring safe and sustainable management of our Nation's energy resources. The Interior coordinates efforts across the Department to ensure ocean and coastal-related programs in all bureaus support stewardship and collaborative conservation and management of our nation’s ocean, Great Lakes and coastal resources.
The Senior Ocean Policy Team includes representatives from Interior bureaus and offices that have ocean, Great Lakes and coastal responsibilities. This team facilitates coordination and consistency among ocean management agencies and coordinates expertise within and across bureaus to oversee policy and program management.
Across the nation, Interior leadership participates in regional ocean partnerships and regional planning bodies to help coordinate information, planning and policies as they pertain to ocean and coastal resource management needs.
For more information about coordinated ocean, Great Lakes and coastal activities at the Department of the Interior please contact:
Liza Johnson Policy Analyst/Coordinator, DOI's Ocean, Coastal and Great Lakes Activities Mail Stop 3530 1849 C Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20240 Tel: 202-208-1378 Contact Us
Ann B. Tihansky Physical Scientist/Communications NEWSWAVE Editor U.S. Department of the Interior Ocean, Coasts and Great Lakes Activities 1849 C Street NW, Room 3516 MS-3530 MIB Washington, DC 20240 Tel: 202-208-3342 Contact Us