Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge

Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is located along the Bitterroot River in the scenic and historic Bitterroot Valley of western Montana. Surrounded by the Bitterroot and Sapphire Mountain Ranges, the Refuge offers spectacular viewing opportunities of the landscape and wildlife. The Refuge was established in 1963 to ...

Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

Alaska's Kenai Peninsula is, in geologic terms, still quite "young," since its entire land mass was covered by glacial ice as recently as 10,000 years ago. Much of that frozen blanket still exists today, in the form of the more than 800-square mile Harding Ice Field, which the refuge ...

Horsetooth Reservoir

Horsetooth Reservoir, Colorado-Big Thompson Project, furnishes the main water supply for the Poudre Valley. The reservoir is 6.5 miles long, and is formed by four large earthfill dams. Horsetooth Dam closes the northern end of the valley, and Soldier Canyon, Dixon Canyon, and Spring Canyon Dams close ...

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William Henry Jackson

William Henry Jackson, a celebrated photographer of the West, gained fame when his 1871 Hayden Expedition photos helped persuade Congress to establish Yellowstone as a national park. Jackson's career began in Vermont, where, at age 15, he was a photo retoucher until conscripted into the Union Army. After the ...

Hayden Expedition

Dr. Ferdinand V. Hayden, director of the U.S. Geological & Geographical Survey of the Territories, decided to explore the Yellowstone area at the urging of Nathaniel P. Langford and his cohorts. After receiving an appropriation of $40,000, Hayden set forth from Ogden, Utah, with a party of 34 men ...

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