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).
Federal Subsistence Regional Advisory Councils to Hold Meetings Statewide
The 10 Federal Subsistence Regional Advisory Councils will meet during February and March to discuss subsistence wildlife issues and develop proposals to change Federal subsistence hunting and trapping regulations for 2014-2016 as well as other issues affecting subsistence in their regions.
The public is welcome to participate in these meetings in person or by teleconference. The meeting schedule is as follows:
Feb. 12-13, Bristol Bay Subsistence Regional Advisory Council, Bristol Bay Borough Chamber, Naknek, Contact: Donald Mike, (907) 786-3629, email@example.com
Feb. 20-21, Southcentral Alaska Subsistence Regional Advisory Council, Hilton Garden Inn, Anchorage, Contact: Donald Mike (907) 786-3629 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mar. 26-27, Kodiak/Aleutians Subsistence Regional Advisory Council, Kodiak Inn, Kodiak, Contact: Tom Jennings, (907) 786-3364, email@example.com
Meeting dates and locations are subject to change.
For additional information regarding each meeting, contact the meeting coordinator listed above or the Office of Subsistence Management at 800-478-1456, (907) 786-3888 or by e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org. The meeting materials and teleconference information for each meeting will be posted on the Federal Subsistence Management Program's website, http://alaska.fws.gov/asm/rac.cfml, approximately two-weeks prior to each meeting. Additional information on the Federal Subsistence Management Program is also available at this site.
If you need special accommodations for disabilities, please contact the meeting coordinator or the Office of Subsistence Management approximately one-week prior to the meeting.