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 Board Work Session (1/14/14) and Retreat (1/15/14)
The Federal Subsistence Board will be meeting on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 to consider Fisheries Resource Monitoring Program proposals across Alaska as well as to get updates on several issues that the Regional Advisory Councils have been working on. On Wednesday, January 15 the Board is having a retreat.
For the Tuesday Work Session, the teleconference number is 888-455-5897 with a participant passcode of 3344290.
These meetings will be at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Regional Office at 1011 E. Tudor Road in Anchorage, most of which will be open to the public. The Board has one issue that it needs to address during an executive session at the end of the day on Wednesday.
For additional information contact Tom Kron at the Office of Subsistence Management at (800) 478-1456 or (907) 786-3604.