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All DOI Employees: Bicycle Subsidy - Annual Recertification and Reimbursement

WED, OCTOBER 22, 2014, 10:53 AM EST
Posted by: Joe Nassar

Department of the Interior employees who wish to continue their participation in DOI's Bicycle Subsidy Program must recertify by Dec. 31, 2014. Read step-by-step instructions here. Read More >

DOI employeees Katharine Campbell and Stephanie Marrone planting flowers at C. Melvin Sharpe Health School.

DOI Employees Participate in D.C. Schools Annual Beautification Day

WED, OCTOBER 22, 2014, 9:08 AM EST
Posted by: Brenda Woods

As part of the Department of the Interior’s education outreach, DOI representatives participated in the D.C. Public Schools Annual Beautification Day, at C. Melvin Sharpe Health School, and Ross Elementary School. Read More >


Southeast Climate Science Center Global Change Fellow Recognized for Barrier Island Research

TUE, OCTOBER 21, 2014, 10:22 AM EST

Congratulations to Ayse Karanci, Ph.D. student at North Carolina State University and Global Change Fellow through the Southeast Climate Science Center, who received the Student Educational Award from the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association! Read More >

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NC CSC Director Contributes to Discussion of the Top Ten Ways Remote Sensing can be used for Conservation

TUE, OCTOBER 21, 2014, 9:01 AM EST

NC CSC Director, Jeff Morisette, was a contributing author on a new paper, Ten Ways Remote Sensing Can Contribute to Conservation. The article includes a summary of the way remote sensing can be used to monitor effects of climate on ecosystems. Read More >

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NE CSC Fellows Gather at Retreat in Missouri

MON, OCTOBER 20, 2014, 3:00 PM EST

The University of Missouri hosted the Second Annual NE CSC Fellows Retreat, October 8-10, 2014, at Reis Biological Station near Steelville, MO. Twenty-two graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from six NE CSC partner institutions attended! Read More > image: cars in traffic

All DOI Employees: Employee Commuter Survey

MON, OCTOBER 20, 2014, 11:43 AM EST
Posted by: Lori Faeth

The Department of the Interior is asking employees to complete a survey about their commuting habits, so that DOI can measure its progress in reducing greenhouse-gas emissions and identify alternative commute options that it could offer in the future. Read More >

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Online Mapping Tool Shows States and Federal Land Boundaries within the NC CSC Region

WED, OCTOBER 15, 2014, 11:35 AM EST

The North Central Climate Science Center's University Consortium has developed and posted an online mapping tool to show DOI lands (broken down by agency), Tribal Lands, and the spatial extent of funded projects for the North Central Domain. Read More >

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BLM: It's a WIN: Philly, Montana and Dinosaur Bones

TUE, OCTOBER 14, 2014, 12:00 PM EST
Posted by: BLM

What do you do with a group of girls from Philadelphia, Pa., who’ve shown an interest in Natural Science? How about packing them on a plane, flying them to Montana and hitting the field for some dinosaur-bone hunting? Read More >

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All DOI Employees: Transit Subsidy - Mandatory Annual Recertification and Training for FY 2015

TUE, OCTOBER 14, 2014, 11:46 AM EST
Posted by: OFAS

October begins the annual mandatory recertification process, required for all Transit Subsidy participants, to maintain transit benefits. Read More >

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Nearly 2,800 Landowners with Fractional Interests at Lake Traverse Indian Reservation Receive $63.5 Million in Purchase Offers through Interior’s Land Buy-Back Program

FRI, OCTOBER 10, 2014, 12:35 PM EST

Building off of sustained momentum from the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Buy-Back Program), Deputy Secretary Mike Connor today announced that purchase offers worth more than $63.5 million Read More >

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Welcome to Dr. Weiguang Meng, Newest Member of the IPRC Dynamical Downscaling Group!

FRI, OCTOBER 10, 2014, 9:40 AM EST

Dr. Weiguang Meng, from the Institute of Tropical and Marine Meteorology of the China Meteorological Administration in Guangzhou, has joined the dynamical downscaling group at the International Pacific Research Center at University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Read More >

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NPS: Disabled Veterans Memorial Dedicated on National Mall

THU, OCTOBER 9, 2014, 2:32 PM EST
Posted by: Mike Litterst

President Barack Obama joined Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Secretary of Veterans Affairs Bob McDonald in dedicating the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial on Sunday, Oct. 5. Read More >

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All DOI Employees: National Disability Employment Awareness Month – October 2014

TUE, OCTOBER 7, 2014, 10:41 AM EST
Posted by: John Burden

Office of Civil Rights Director John W. Burden encourages DOI employees to observe National Disability Employment Awareness Month, October 1-31, 2014. This year's theme: "Expect. Employ. Empower." Read More >

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Interior Sends More than $298 Million in Purchase Offers to 4,000 Landowners with Fractional Interests at Crow Reservation in Montana

MON, OCTOBER 6, 2014, 4:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON, DC – Deputy Secretary of the Interior Mike Connor today announced that the Department’s Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Buy-Back Program) has sent purchase offers worth more than $298 million to nearly 4,000 landowners Read More >

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Management of the Coastal Impact Assistance Program in the State of Louisiana

MON, OCTOBER 6, 2014, 1:07 PM EST

Our audit of DOI’s Coastal Impact Assistance Program grants to Louisiana found deficiencies in management that led us to question over $14 million in expended funds. We made 30 recommendations to help FWS improve its oversight of the program. Read More >

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All DOI Employees: National Customer Service Week

MON, OCTOBER 6, 2014, 11:15 AM EST
Posted by: Sally Jewell

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell reminds DOI employees that Oct. 6-10 is National Customer Service Week, thanks them for their commitment to providing outstanding customer service, and encourages them to share their customer-service success stories. Read More >

Youth displaying his work during a rock-art activity.

BLM Utah, Partners Introduce Urban Youth to Utah's Rich Natural, Cultural Heritage

MON, OCTOBER 6, 2014, 9:54 AM EST
Posted by: Jeanette Shackelford, BLM

This summer, the BLM Utah, in partnership with Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum in Salt Lake City, presented the "Utah's History, Heritage and Geology" series, a weekly speaker series teaching young visitors about Utah's natural and cultural heritage. Read More >

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NPS-Flight 93 Memorial: Fire Destroys Headquarters Building

MON, OCTOBER 6, 2014, 8:20 AM EST
Posted by: Mike Litterst

A fast-moving fire swept through the headquarters of Flight 93 National Memorial on Friday afternoon, destroying three of the four buildings in the complex. Despite the severity of the blaze all employees were able to evacuate safely. Read More >

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Interior Business Center Selects New Financial Management Associate Director

FRI, OCTOBER 3, 2014, 2:59 PM EST
Posted by: IBC

Donna Edsall, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the new Associate Director for IBC’s Financial Management Directorate. Donna brings a breadth of leadership experience to IBC and a record of accomplishments in the federal and private sectors. Read More >

Autumn foliage reflecting in a lake at Seney NWR.

USFWS: Nature's Fall Display Opens at National Wildlife Refuges

FRI, OCTOBER 3, 2014, 8:38 AM EST
Posted by: Susan Morse

Knockout palettes of red and gold. More birds in flight than you’ve ever seen. Crisp fall air and the crunch of dried leaves underfoot. Prepare for a delicious assault on your senses this season at national wildlife refuges. Read More >