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 A visitor does some skiing at a Kenai National Wildlife Refuge cabin. Credit: USFWS

USFWS: Ready for an Adventure?

FRI, JANUARY 23, 2015, 02:23 PM EST

Low-cost cabins ($45 a night) at beautiful Kodiak or Kenai National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska are now available for rent. But don’t delay. The cabins typically book up as soon as they become available online. Read More ( >


This Week at Interior January 16, 2015

FRI, JANUARY 16, 2015, 03:42 PM EST

Secretary Jewell applauds the Obama Administration's plan to decrease methane emissions by 40-45% by 2025; Monday's Martin Luther King Jr. holiday is the first "fee free" day of the year at Interior's public lands; more Watch Video >

weathered rifle leaning against a tree

NPS: Great Basin National Park Archaeologists Find Historic Rifle Still Propped Against Tree

FRI, JANUARY 16, 2015, 09:31 AM EST

Park archaeologists recently found a 132-year-old Winchester rifle, exposed for all those years to sun, wind, snow and rain, leaning against a juniper tree on a remote rocky outcrop in the park, its faded colors blending it in with the tree. Read More >

Bald eagle in flight

USFWS: Winter is Prime Time for Viewing Eagles on National Wildlife Refuges

MON, JANUARY 12, 2015, 10:51 AM EST

Few birds match America’s majestic bald eagle for inspiring awe, and winter is prime viewing season for these incredible raptors, which often are more visible against the backdrop of the season’s sparse landscape. Read More ( >

Visitors riding on a horse-drawn red sleigh in the snow at National Elk Refuge in Wyoming.

USFWS: Where to Ski, Tromp or Glide This Winter at a National Wildlife Refuge

TUE, DECEMBER 30, 2014, 08:40 AM EST

Wander a real winter wonderland. Find thrills exploring scenic nature trails by snowshoe, ski or sled at a national wildlife refuge. Some refuges lend you the equipment free! Here are some refuges made to order for snowy fun. Read More ( >

Sun beaming across snow-covered mountains.

Web Reads: BLM Kicks Off Its Winter Bucket List Series

MON, DECEMBER 22, 2014, 09:03 AM EST

Each day this winter, the BLM on social media will feature a location ready-made for everyone’s bucket list - for spectacular winter scenery, unique features, and events. First up: Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and Protection Area in Oregon. Read More ( >


This Year at Interior 2014

FRI, DECEMBER 19, 2014, 11:28 AM EST

A look back at the top stories of 2014 from This Week at Interior. Watch Video >

NPS graphic of a geyser

NPS: Yellowstone Geyser Eruption Predictions Now Available on Your Smartphone, Tablet

WED, DECEMBER 17, 2014, 01:38 PM EST

You can now discover the natural wonder of the most famous geyser of all, Old Faithful, and other geysers with a free National Park Service app that you can use during your visit to Yellowstone National Park and at home. Read More ( >

Clouds enveloping the Grand Canyon

NPS: Grand Canyon Fills with Sea of Clouds

MON, DECEMBER 15, 2014, 09:12 AM EST

A rare ground inversion last Thursday filled the Grand Canyon from rim to rim with a sea of clouds. Read More >

Lockkeeper's House

NPS: Grant to Restore National Mall's 177-year-old Lockkeeper's House

FRI, DECEMBER 12, 2014, 09:09 AM EST

A $1 million grant will help to restore and preserve the Lockkeeper’s House on the National Mall. The 177-year-old house is the oldest existing structure on the National Mall. Read More >

Visitors walking along a trail between 25 activity stations at Sabino Canyon Recreation Area

BLM: Arizona Celebrates Wilderness Act 50th Anniversary

THU, DECEMBER 11, 2014, 12:36 PM EST

On Nov. 8 thousands of participants and dozens of partner organizations including the Bureau of Land Management, took part in the Wild for Wilderness Festival at Sabino Canyon, Arizona. Read More >


USFWS: Great Bird Festivals at National Wildlife Refuges

THU, DECEMBER 11, 2014, 10:45 AM EST

Surprise. You don’t have to be a serious birder to get a kick out of a bird festival at a National Wildlife Refuge. All you need is a wish to see skies suddenly fill with more birds than you’ve ever seen before. Read More >

Vintage posters for the Oregon National Historic Trail in Wyoming

Celebrating America's Newest Conservation System: BLM Features Three New Landscapes in Vintage Poster Series

WED, DECEMBER 10, 2014, 08:52 AM EST

The Bureau of Land Management shares the next three in an ongoing series of vintage posters depicting some of the spectacular landscapes of BLM-managed National Conservation Lands. Read More >

Screenshot of 2014 National Christmas tree lighting from This Week at Interior:

NPS: National Christmas Tree Lights Up President's Park

TUE, DECEMBER 9, 2014, 12:54 PM EST

President Barack Obama, joined by first lady Michelle Obama and his family, officially lit the National Christmas Tree at the 92nd annual National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 4. Read More >

Students at Fire Island National Seashore using a magnifying glass to examine grains of sand on a beach.

NPS: A Coastal Classroom: Reaching the Next Generation of Park Stewards

TUE, OCTOBER 21, 2014, 10:41 AM EST

New York metropolitan-area educators participating in Fire Island National Seashore's Oct. 15 educators' workshop discovered how to use place-based learning to teach students about their local environment. Read More ( >

Photos of BLM paleo intern Hannah Cowan at a dinosaur excavation i Utah.

Web Reads: BLM Paleo Intern Joins Excavation of Prehistoric Predator in Utah

TUE, OCTOBER 21, 2014, 09:25 AM EST

In recognition of National Fossil Day, the Bureau of Land Management featured BLM paleo intern Hannah Cowan's story about the time she spent working on at dinosaur excavation at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah. Read More ( >

BLM-Utah Facebook photos of Abby Kirsten and her trip to Utah

Web Reads: BLM: City Light to Desert Hikes - How Utah Changed My Life

THU, OCTOBER 16, 2014, 07:56 AM EST

Born-and-bred city girl Abby Kirstein had always pictured spending her life among the busy streets and noisy neighborhoods that filled her childhood, but her recent seasonal experience at BLM's Price Field Office in Utah has forever changed that vision. Read More ( >

USFWS photo of kids jumping on the banks of the Selawik River in Alaska and waving towels that show the blue goose, symbol of the National Wildlife Refuge System.

USFWS: Celebrate Your Nature! National Wildlife Refuge Week

THU, OCTOBER 9, 2014, 08:13 AM EST

USFWS invites America to celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week (Oct. 12-18) by visiting a wildlife refuge. While you enjoy the fishing or hiking or just the tranquility, learn how wildlife refuges conserve your wildlife heritage and enrich your life. Read More ( >

BLM My Public Lands Blog image: artist-in-residence poster of mountain scene

Web Reads: BLM Selects 2013 Artist-in-Residence Poster; Hosts 13 Artists in Residence, from Alaska to Colorado

WED, OCTOBER 8, 2014, 02:19 PM EST

Artists notice things that others may miss and create new ways to perceive the world. The Bureau of Land Management encourages participants in its Artist-in-Residence program to use these skills in depicting the variety of resources on BLM-managed lands. Read More ( >

Photos from Reclamation's National Public Lands Day event in Laughlin, Nev.

Reclamation's Lower Colorado Region Highlights Outdoor Recreation, Education at Public Lands Day Event in Nevada

WED, OCTOBER 8, 2014, 01:36 PM EST

More than 350 people enjoyed a sunny, breezy National Public Lands Day near Laughlin, Nev., on Saturday, Sept. 27. Informational booths, learning activities, hikes, and stewardship projects highlighted the day’s events. Read More ( >

USFWS-NWR webcam photo of a black bear

USFWS: Wildlife Selfies!

WED, OCTOBER 8, 2014, 09:12 AM EST

Wildlife selfies? Yes, that’s right! The USFWS Southwest Region has a new interactive webpage that you will find both captivating and educational. Read More ( >

BLM My Public Land Tumblr blog photos from condor-release event.

Web Reads: BLM Employees, Partners, Volunteers Brave Storms, Experience Annual NPLD Condor Release

FRI, OCTOBER 3, 2014, 09:48 AM EST

On National Public Lands Day, the BLM, The Peregrine Fund and partners released three California condors in BLM-managed Vermillion Cliffs National Monument. The condors were hatched and raised as part of The Peregrine Fund’s captive-breeding program. Read More ( >

One of the winning photos from BLM's Nevada 150 photo contest: Desert landscape at night

Web Reads: BLM-Nevada: Home for 150 Years

TUE, SEPTEMBER 30, 2014, 11:15 AM EST

The Bureau of Land Management shares winning photos from its Nevada 150 photo contest and "Home for 150 Years" - a BLM My Public Lands Magazine article in which Nevadans share some favorite memories of their first 150 years of statehood. Read More ( >

Fall foliage at Table Rocks Wilderness

Web Reads: BLM Thanks Volunteers for National Public Lands Day, Shares Favorite Photos of Fall Foliage on Public Lands

MON, SEPTEMBER 29, 2014, 09:14 AM EST

The Bureau of Land Management on its My Public Lands Tumblr blog, thanks volunteers for joining them in their efforts to care of America's public lands and shares its favorite photos of fall foliage on BLM-managed lands. Read More ( >

Screenshot from DOI video of Secretary Jewell's travels to California to highlight renewable energy.

Web Reads: DOI Video: This Week at Interior - September 26, 2018

FRI, SEPTEMBER 26, 2014, 01:51 PM EST

Secretary Jewell's travels to Western states highlight Interior initiatives; President Obama signs a bill to resume sales of the Tiger Stamp; FWS announces 2014 federal Duck Stamp contest winner; public lands are having a fee free day Saturday, Sept. 27. Read More ( >

NPS photo: Ranger leading a hike at Indian Dunes National Lakeshore,

NPS: Find Wellness in a Park Near You!

WED, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014, 10:09 AM EST

Wellness Week, Sept. 13-19, 2014, is a great time to get outside, enjoy time with family and friends, and give yourself the gift of better health by enjoying time in a park near you. Read More ( >

Photo from NPS News Release: Aerial view of the

NPS: Living Flag Makes History at Fort McHenry National Monument

WED, SEPTEMBER 10, 2014, 08:52 AM EST

In a spectacular show of red, white and blue at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, more than 6,600 Maryland students, teachers and chaperons created the largest 15 stars and 15 stripes Star-Spangled Banner Living Flag ever assembled. Read More ( >

Screenshot of NPS' photos from 98th birthday celebration.

NPS: National Park Service Birthday Marked by Successful Social Media Posts

WED, SEPTEMBER 3, 2014, 07:48 AM EST

The National Park Service turned 98 years old on August 25, and parks and programs took to social media to celebrate in NPS' largest social-media campaign to date. Read about it and view the photos in the News and Notes section of The Morning Report. Read More ( >

2012 Photo by Bob Wick, BLM, of Burning Man Festival

Web Reads: BLM-My Public Lands Blog: Burning Man Festival Underway

MON, AUGUST 25, 2014, 08:46 AM EST

Did you know that the popular arts festival BURNING MAN occurs on BLM public lands in Northwest Nevada? Each year, tens of thousands of people travel to the Black Rock Desert Playa to participate in this unique community event. Read More ( >