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).
2013 Yukon River Fall Salmon Fishery News Release # 41 Fall Announcement # 33, District 4 Salmon Subsistence Fishing Schedule Districts Affected: Upper Yukon Area
District 4: Effective 6:00 p.m. Tuesday September, 10, the entire District 4 will be open to subsistence salmon fishing 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Fishermen may use gillnets with a mesh size of 7.5 inches or less.
Koyukuk River: Subsistence salmon fishing remains open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Fishermen may use gillnets with a mesh size of 7.5 inches or less.
Recorded fishery announcements and updates will be available 24 hours a day at 1-866-479-7387 (toll free). If you have any questions regarding this report, please call the Fairbanks ADF&G office at (907) 459-7274 or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Fairbanks at (907) 455-1845. READ MORE