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Photos of disasters: flood, fire, bridge failure, oil spill

All DOI Employees: PPA Seminar - Geospatial Lessons Learned from Disasters

TUE, SEPTEMBER 30, 2014, 02:27 PM EST

Please join the Interior’s Office of Policy Analysis on Monday, Oct. 6, for its monthly speaker series, which will discuss the importance of geospatial collaboration across the public-private enterprise, highlighting disaster preparedness and response. Read More >


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All DOI D.C. Metro Area Employees: Mobile Mammography Van on October 22, 2014

MON, SEPTEMBER 29, 2014, 02:03 PM EST

The George Washington University Hospital’s Mammovan is coming to the Office of Personnel Management at 1900 E Street, N.W., on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. All DOI employees and contractors are invited to schedule an appointment by Oct. 18. Read More >


Graphic: Fight the Flu - Get the Shot

All DOI D.C. Metro Area Employees: Seasonal Flu Shots Begin October 1, 2014

MON, SEPTEMBER 29, 2014, 12:07 PM EST

Flu shots will be available to all DOI employees starting Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. This service is free and available to all employees throughout the D.C. Metro Area and includes contract employees possessing an HSPD-12 credentialed identification badge. Read More >


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All DOI D.C. Metro Area Employees: Blood Drive at Main Interior on Wednesday, October 1, 2014

THU, SEPTEMBER 25, 2014, 09:12 AM EST

Inova Blood Donor Services will conduct a blood drive for DOI D.C. area employees in the Main Interior Building’s John Muir room on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Learn how to make your appointment to donate here. Read More >


DOI Deputy Secretary Michael L. Connor

All DOI Employees: Public Lands Day

WED, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014, 12:06 PM EST

Deputy Secretary of the Interior Michael L. Connor thanks DOI employees who will be hosting National Public Lands Day events, Saturday, Sept. 27, and encourages others to get out to play, learn, serve, and work on our public lands. Read More >


From the FieldNews from the Field



Dog assisting law enforcement in Africa

In Dogged Pursuit of Poachers: USFWS Helps Canines Combat Wildlife Crime in Africa

TUE, SEPTEMBER 30, 2014, 11:40 AM EST

Since 1999, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has supported conservation-dog projects in five African countries to combat wildlife poaching and trafficking. Read More (fws.gov) >


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 (tumblr.com) >


campers,tents in background, Atlanta skyline in foreground.

NPS: Martin Luther King Jr. NHS, Partners Hold Fourth Annual Legacy Campout

TUE, SEPTEMBER 30, 2014, 08:24 AM EST

Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and its partner organizations – the Greening Youth Foundation, the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change, and REI – hosted the park’s Fourth Annual Legacy Campout, Sept. 19-20. Read More >


USGS photo of an abandoned farmstead in eastern Montana.

USGS: Modeling a Changing American Landscape

MON, SEPTEMBER 29, 2014, 09:52 AM EST

USGS is using land-cover modeling simulations to backcast and forecast land-cover databases, offering scientists in many fields the opportunity to study past effects of land-use change on the environment and to assess potential impacts for the future. Read More (usgs.gov) >


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 (tumblr.com) >