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).
Interior's Bureaus share a wide range of responsibilities for Ocean, Coastal and Great Lakes 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 and coastal Great lakes resources.
The Senior Ocean Policy Team includes representatives from Interior bureaus and offices that have ocean 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, Coastal and Great Lakes 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 E-mail: Liza_M_Johnson@ios.doi.gov
Cheryl Fossani Policy Analyst Mail Stop 3530, Room 3519 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240 Tel: (202) 208-5004 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 E-mail: email@example.com