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 Office of Policy Analysis coordinates the technology transfer activities within the Department of the Interior. As part of this effort it manages and coordinates the activities of the Departmental Working Group on Technology Transfer. This working group is responsible for:
Institutionalizing technology transfer activities within the Department to enable all bureaus to more effectively and efficiently fulfill their missions using tools and processes authorized by the Federal Technology Transfer Act of 1986 and related legislation.
Developing the annual report due to OMB and NIST on the Department’s technology transfer activities. This report is required under the Federal Technology Transfer Act. The first Annual Report was issued in February 2012. That and subsequent Annual Reports are available here.
Working with and encouraging bureaus to utilize the authorities under the Federal Technology Transfer Act, and facilitating training for the Department’s scientists, engineering and technical personnel on technology transfer.