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 closes the moose season on Federal public lands in Units 26C and 26B remainder
Last edited 7/10/2015
Federal Subsistence Board closes the moose season on Federal public lands in
Units 26C and 26B remainder
The Federal Subsistence Board has closed Federal public lands in Units 26C and 26B remainder to the hunting of moose from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015.
Recent surveys, conducted in April 2014 by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, indicate that the moose population on the North Slope coastal plain within Unit 26C (North Slope population) has declined by over 50 percent since 2011. During the survey no yearlings were observed, which indicates limited or no recruitment will occur this year. Similar declines were observed by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) in the moose populations in adjacent Units 26A and 26B. Due to the population decline and limited or no recruitment, the moose season on Federal public lands in Units 26C and 26B remainder is closed for the 2014-2015 regulatory season. This action is consistent with actions taken by ADF&G in adjacent units and is necessary to address conservation concerns for the moose population.