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From the DepartmentNews from the Department

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All DOI Employees: New Deadlines on Approval Time for Ethics Forms Related to Events and Travel

FRI, MARCH 20, 2015, 08:45 AM EST

Employees who wish to attend a widely attended gathering or accept travel expenses from a non-Federal source must receive prior approval from their servicing Ethics Office and their supervisor -- and they must submit related forms 24 hours in advance. Read More >

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All DOI Employees: Gambling in the Workplace

WED, MARCH 18, 2015, 01:53 PM EST

While nothing compares to the excitement of seeing your team advance in the tournament during March Madness, placing a wager on the outcome of a game, for even a small amount of money, is absolutely prohibited in the federal workplace. Read More >

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DOI Spotlight on Safety Newsletter for March 2015 Now Available Online

MON, MARCH 2, 2015, 02:31 PM EST

DOI's latest Spotlight on Safety newsletter is now available online. Brought to you by DOI's Office of Occupational Safety and Health, these newsletters are one of the many ways that DOI is working to ensure the safety of employees and visitors. Read More >

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Web Reads: Feb 22-28 is National Invasive Species Awareness Week

THU, FEBRUARY 26, 2015, 01:37 PM EST

Feb 22-28 is National Invasive Species Awareness Week, a week of events across the nation to raise awareness and identify solutions to invasive species issues at local, state, tribal, regional, and national scales. Learn more here. Read More ( >

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IBC: SAVE THE DATE - Women's History Month Celebration

MON, FEBRUARY 23, 2015, 09:12 AM EST

In honor of National Women's History month, IBC invites DOI employees to attend a celebration on March 24, 2015, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Atrium building in Herndon, Va. The includes guest speakers, historic exhibits and light refreshments. Read More >

From the FieldNews from the Field

Group of wood bison grazing.

USFWS Grant Program Helps Wood Bison Return to Wilds of Alaska

THU, MARCH 26, 2015, 10:06 AM EST

A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service grant is helping to reintroduce the threatened wood bison to Alaska. On Sunday the Alaska Department of Fish and Game started flying wood bison from the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center to the rural village of Shageluk. Read More ( >

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Reclamation: Bridges Buckle at 48th Annual Colorado High School Bridge Building Competition

THU, MARCH 26, 2015, 08:49 AM EST

Colorado high-school students tested their homemade, small-scale bridges during an annual competition the Bureau of Reclamation cosponsors to encourage participation in the fields of science, math, engineering and technology. Read More >

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USGS: More Than 18 Million Served

THU, MARCH 26, 2015, 07:45 AM EST

The USGS, through the National Geospatial Program, has delivered more than 18 million U.S. Topo quadrangles and Historic Topographic maps in the past six years. Find out which map users downloaded most and how to download your own maps for free here. Read More ( >

BLM Montana State Office botanist Wendy Velman (right) working with Little Big Horn College students.

BLM-Montana/Dakotas: Botanist Plants with Little Big Horn Students

WED, MARCH 25, 2015, 08:48 AM EST

BLM Montana/Dakotas State Office botanist Wendy Velman sews seeds of success as she works with Little Big Horn College students to collect samples of native plant growth from culturally significant species. Read More >

Houston kids practicing casting with fishing rods while standing on a basketball court in an outdoor-recreation area.

USFWS: Finding Nature in the City with Houston Kids

TUE, MARCH 24, 2015, 01:00 PM EST

As Student Conservation Association interns for the Urban Wildlife Refuge Partnership initiative in Houston, Kaitlyn Waid and Morgan Cotter have one main goal: get local kids outside and engaged with nature in their own communities. Read More ( >