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).
ESF #11 NCH wants to empower State, Local, and Tribal Governments, as well as cultural institutions and private citizens with the knowledge needed to begin responding to and recovering from a disaster that has impacted natural and cultural resources and historic properties. Whether applying for aid from FEMA, or just knowing what steps to take to preserve family documents, when individuals and institutions in order to help themselves, and how to effectively prepare, the likelihood of recovering successfully from a disaster increases
These links below will take you to sites from a variety of organizations which will help you take the first steps to prepare and respond to an emergency. We will be updating this list with more sites, so check back often for new tips, advice, and guidance.
NTHP - Resources – The National Trust for Historic Preservation is one of the leading voices supporting preservation issues within the United States. This site links to questions about funding, case studies, and other topics related to historic preservation. Records (Papers, Photographs, etc.) Response and Recovery.
NARA - Disaster Response and Recovery – Links to various pages on saving family heirlooms, salvaging records, and finding products and services that can be used when responding to a disaster.