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 fishery for Chinook salmon opened in the Stikine River
Federal Chinook salmon subsistence fishery in the Stikine River reopens
Last edited 7/10/2015
Wrangell, Alaska–The Wrangell District Ranger announced today that he is reopening the Federal Chinook salmon subsistence fishery in the Stikine River as authorized by the Federal Subsistence Board. The Board closed the Chinook salmon subsistence fishery prior to the season due to a low forecast abundance estimate. The current in-season Chinook salmon abundance estimate is 25,031 large Chinook salmon which is sufficient to allow a directed subsistence fishery. The Chinook salmon subsistence fishery begins at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, June 14, 2014 and continues through the end of the Chinook salmon season on June 20, 2014, unless closed by subsequent announcement. This action does not affect the start of the sockeye salmon subsistence fishery on June 21, 2014.
This Federal subsistence fishery is only open to Alaska residents living in the Wrangell, Petersburg, and Meyers Chuck areas. Fishing permits are required and may be obtained from the U.S. Forest Service District offices in Wrangell and Petersburg.
For more information, contact the U.S. Forest Service. Wrangell District Ranger Robert Dalrymple may be contacted at P.O. Box 51, Wrangell, Alaska 99929. Dalrymple's phone is 907-874-2323, his e-mail is email@example.com. Subsistence Council Coordinator Robert Larson may be contacted at P.O. Box 1328, Petersburg, Alaska 99833. Larson's phone is 907- 772-5930, his e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.