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.
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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.
Federal Subsistence Board to Hold Work Session in Anchorage
Last edited 4/27/2016
The Federal Subsistence Board will hold a work session on April 24 and if necessary on April 25, 2013 in Anchorage. During the work session, the Board will hear status reports on the progress to implement Secretarial recommendations resulting from the review of the Federal Subsistence Management Program. These include a status report on the review of the Memorandum of Understanding between the State of Alaska and the Federal Subsistence Board and a status report on the review the rural determinations process.
The Board will also hear a status report on the progress that has been made to develop local solutions to address concerns expressed by Kootznoowoo, Inc. in its petition to the Secretaries of Agriculture and the Interior to exercise extraterritorial jurisdiction into “marine waters adjacent to Admiralty Island and beyond.”
The full agenda and any available meeting materials will be posted to the Federal Subsistence Management Program's website (http://alaska.fws.gov/asm/board.cfml) prior to this meeting.
The public is welcome to attend in person or by teleconference. To teleconference, dial 1-888-455-5897, the passcode is 3344290.
On April 24, the meeting will be held at the Aspen Suites Hotel, 100 East Tudor Rd., Anchorage, beginning at 10:00 a.m. If the meeting continues on April 25, it will be held at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Subsistence Management Board Room, 1011 E. Tudor Rd., Anchorage, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Photo identification, such as a driver's license, must be presented at the building reception desk.
For additional information regarding this meeting contact the Office of Subsistence Management at (800) 478-1456 or (907) 786-3888 or by e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need special accommodations for disabilities, please contact the Office of Subsistence Management by April 19.