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 to Consider Proposals to Change Subsistence
Hunting and Trapping Regulations
The Federal Subsistence Board will meet on April 15, 2014 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and April 16 – 17, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. to consider more than 50 proposed changes to Federal subsistence hunting and trapping regulations. The Board will provide the opportunity for Tribal and ANCSA Corporation leaders to consult on the proposed changes to subsistence hunting and trapping regulations on April 15, from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.
In addition, the Board will discuss the Rural Determination review process and will receive a summary of public comments received following the Federal Register Notice (12/31/2012) requesting comments on rural determination. The Board will hear Regional Advisory Council recommendations and may deliberate on possible options and alternatives for recommendation to the Secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture on the Rural Determination process. READ MORE