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).
Western Interior Alaska Subsistence RAC to Meet in Fairbanks
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Western Interior Alaska Subsistence Regional Advisory Council to Meet in FairbanksThe Western Interior Alaska Subsistence Regional Advisory Council (Council) will hold a meeting from November 6 ̶ 8, 2013 in Fairbanks at the Alpine Lodge. On Wednesday, the meeting will begin at 1 p.m. while the Thursday and Friday meetings begin at 8:30 a.m. During this meeting, the Council will:
• Review and make recommendations on proposed changes to Federal subsistence hunting and trapping regulations for 2014–2016.
• Hear a detailed briefing on the use of customary and traditional use determinations in the Federal Subsistence Management Program. The Council may develop recommendations to the Federal Subsistence Board regarding customary and tradition use determinations.
• Review the rural determination process and develop recommendations