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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 (nps.gov) >


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All DOI-D.C Metro Area Employees: Security and Emergency Preparedness Expo

WED, SEPTEMBER 10, 2014, 02:17 PM EST

The Department of the Interior's Office of Emergency Management invites DOI employees in the D.C. Metro Area to attend a “Security and Emergency Preparedness Expo,” 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sept. 18, in front of Office of Personnel Management’s E St. courtyard. Read More >


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All DOI Employees: Equal Employment Opportunity Training (1 Hour Credit)

TUE, SEPTEMBER 9, 2014, 02:06 PM EST

On Sept. 17, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service are sponsoring training in observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15-Oct. 15. The training will take place 10-11 a.m in the SIB Auditorium, via livestream outside of D.C. Read More >


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All DOI Employees: Fundraising in the Federal Workplace

MON, SEPTEMBER 8, 2014, 11:10 AM EST

In response to recent inquiries about fundraising, most notably for the Ice Bucket Challenge, DOI's Ethics Office is reminding employees about the rules regarding fundraising for charity in the federal workplace. Read More >


USFWS image of the Chesapeake Bay

Office of Policy Analysis Seminar - Ecosystem Services Frameworks: Protecting the Chesapeake Bay and Providing Carbon Sequestration

MON, SEPTEMBER 8, 2014, 07:14 AM EST

Please join Interior’s Office of Policy Analysis Sept. 8 for its monthly speaker series, which will feature Dianna Hogan, USGS, for a discussion of the barriers, challenges, and opportunities to using an ecosystem services framework in decision making. Read More >


From the FieldNews from the Field



U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service photo of a USFWS wildland firefighter lighting a prescribed burn.

USFWS: Prescribed Fire and Other Heated Language

WED, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014, 10:49 AM EST

Wildland firefighters on national wildlife refuges and other public lands sure do talk funny. Here's a primer that begins to demystify their jargon. Read More (fws.gov) >


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USGS: Streamgages Measure Drought, Earthquake Impacts on Water

WED, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014, 09:49 AM EST

While the national streamflow database is documenting evidence of California’s historic drought, the database is also confirming another recently seen hydrologic phenomenon: earthquake-induced increases in streamflow. Read More (usgs.gov) >


USPP Officer Carl Hiott (far right) stands with other TOP COP awardees for 2014 in this group photo.

In the News: U.S Park Police Officer Who Shot Navy Yard Gunman Shares His Story with The Washington Post

TUE, SEPTEMBER 16, 2014, 10:47 AM EST

U.S. Park Police Officer Carl Hiott, one of two officers who shot and killed Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis on Sept. 16, 2013, shares his story with The Washington Post. Read More (washingtonpost.com) >


Screenshot from USFWS ivorycrush video

USFWS: Calling All Artists: Elephants Need Your Skills

TUE, SEPTEMBER 16, 2014, 10:26 AM EST

In November 2013, the Fish and Wildlife Service crushed six tons of seized elephant ivory. Now we are asking you to design a way to display the crushed ivory so that it raises awareness of the illegal wildlife trade and reduces demand for illegal ivory Read More (fws.gov) >


Dozens of small,silver least chub fish viewed through a plastic bag filled with water.

BLM-Utah: Bureau of Land Management Helped in Big Effort That Protected Tiny Fish

MON, SEPTEMBER 15, 2014, 11:26 AM EST

The BLM's work with the people in Utah to keep the least chub off of the government's endangered species list has paid off with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's decision to remove the tiny, ancient fish from the Candidate Species List Read More >