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).
2015-2017 Federal Subsistence Fish and Shellfish Proposals
The Office of Subsistence Management is accepting proposals through March 28, 2014to change Federalregulations for the subsistence harvest of fish and shellfish on Federal public lands. Proposed changes are for April 1, 2015 through March 31, 2017.
Please submit the information noted belowto propose changes to harvest limits, season dates, methods and means of harvest, orcustomary and traditional use determinations. Submit a separate proposal for each change you propose. If you live in a resident zone community of a national park or national monument, or if you already hold a Section 13.440 subsistence use permit issued bya National Park Service superintendent, you may apply for an individual customary and traditional use determination.
How to Prepare Your Proposal
When preparing your proposal, it is important that you include the following information:
·Address, Phone, Fax and Email
·What your proposal suggests a change to (indicate all that apply)
oMethod and means of harvest
oCustomary and traditional use determination
Your proposal should also answer the following questions:
1.What regulations do you wish to change? Include management unit number and species. Quote the current regulation if known. If you are proposing a new regulation, please state “new regulation.”
2.How should the new regulation read? Write the regulation the way you would like to see it written in the regulations.
3.Why should this regulation change be made?
4.What impact will this change have on fish or shellfish populations?
5.How will this change affect subsistence users?
6.How will this change affect other users, i.e., sport/recreational and commercial?
After answering these questions, you are encouraged to attach any additional information that would support your proposal.