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From the DepartmentNews from the Department



Graphics by Gary Garrison, IA, for DOI poster for National Native American and Alaska Native Heritage Month - November 2014

National Native American and Alaska Native Heritage Month – November 2014

THU, OCTOBER 30, 2014, 01:41 PM EST

The Department of the Interior joins the nation in observing National Native American/Alaska Native Heritage Month, Nov. 1-30. The national theme is “Native Pride and Spirit: Yesterday, Today and Forever.” Information on events for the month follow. Read More >


The bicycling bison log for bicycle commuting at DOI

All DOI Employees: Bicycle Subsidy - Annual Recertification and Reimbursement

WED, OCTOBER 22, 2014, 10:53 AM EST

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 >


www.carbonfootprint.gsa.gov image: cars in traffic

All DOI Employees: Employee Commuter Survey

MON, OCTOBER 20, 2014, 11:43 AM EST

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 >


Artwork from OFAS poster on Transportation Subsidy Benefits

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

TUE, OCTOBER 14, 2014, 11:46 AM EST

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


DOI poster for National Disability Employment Awareness Month

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

TUE, OCTOBER 7, 2014, 10:41 AM EST

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 >


From the FieldNews from the Field



Black-and-white photo of the Walker Barn by Martin Oliver, BLM.

Web Reads: BLM Blogs This Week Featuring Ghost Towns, Historic Spooky Places

FRI, OCTOBER 31, 2014, 12:56 PM EST

The Bureau of Land Management administers hundreds of historic sites on public lands, like homesteads, mining camps, and, yes — ghost towns. Read More (tumblr.com) >


Tannar Francis, a Pathways student, working in the USFWS fisheries program in Maine.

Web Reads: USFWS: Childhood Adventures Inspire Life Career Goals

FRI, OCTOBER 31, 2014, 12:18 PM EST

As a child Tannar Francis was introduced to the natural world as part of the Penobscot Indian Nation. As a college student and USFWS intern, his dream is to have a career as a fisheries biologist near his home in Maine. Read More (wordpress.com) >


OSMRE logo for its Excellence in Surface Coal Mining Reclamation Award

OSMRE Video Highlights Winners of 2014 Excellence in Surface Coal Mining Reclamation Awards

FRI, OCTOBER 31, 2014, 11:25 AM EST

On Oct. 27, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement honored three coal companies for their high-quality reclamation of coal mines in Mississippi, West Virginia, and Wyoming. In this video, OSMRE presents the stories behind the winners. Read More (osmre.gov) >


Lake Clark National Park field crew member capturing coho salmon in a seine net on the Resurrection River.
Photo by James Kramer, NPS.

NPS: Seeking Out Silver: A Radio Telemetry Study on the Resurrection River in Alaska

THU, OCTOBER 30, 2014, 10:57 AM EST

Lake Clark and Kenai Fjords National Park biologists have nearly completed their field season investigating silver (coho) salmon in the upper Resurrection River system. Resurrection Bay drainages produce one of Alaska's largest coho-salmon sport fisheries Read More (nps.gov) >


Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement employees taking part in a crane course at BSEE's National Offshore Training Program.

BSEE's National Offshore Training Program Shows Continued Growth in 2014

THU, OCTOBER 30, 2014, 08:53 AM EST

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement's National Offshore Training Program continued to grow in fiscal year 2014, with more technical courses, increased participants, and more contact hours with BSEE staff. Read More (bsee.gov) >