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Pleistocene snail

USFWS Programs, Partners Join Together to Save Iowa Pleistocene Snail

MON, JANUARY 26, 2015, 01:45 PM EST

Ready. Set. Search! The snail technicians are on an ecological treasure hunt to find the elusive and federally protected Iowa Pleistocene snail. Their goal: to recover the snail, a species reminiscent of another age. Read More ( >

A boy correctly matches a rubber animal track with the picture of a beaver.

BLM Introduces Military Families to Alaskan Wildlife, Recreation Opportunities

MON, JANUARY 26, 2015, 12:39 PM EST

Bottles of scat, baggies of fur, and a bundle of moose browse enticed children of all ages to learn more about Alaskan animals at the first-ever Winter Resouce Fair held recently on Joint Base Elmendorf and Richardson in Anchorage. Read More >

Logo for Rocky Mountain National Park Centennial

NPS: Rocky Mountain National Park Turns 100

MON, JANUARY 26, 2015, 08:36 AM EST

On Jan. 26, 1915, 120 ago today, President Woodrow Wilson signed the legislation creating Rocky Mountain National Park. A series of events between now and this coming September will mark the centennial. Read More >

 A visitor does some skiing at a Kenai National Wildlife Refuge cabin. Credit: USFWS

USFWS: Ready for an Adventure?

FRI, JANUARY 23, 2015, 02:23 PM EST

Low-cost cabins ($45 a night) at beautiful Kodiak or Kenai National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska are now available for rent. But don’t delay. The cabins typically book up as soon as they become available online. Read More ( >

BOEM Facebook photos of California sea-mapping project

Web Reads: BOEM: What does a California's Seafloor Neighborhood Really Look Like?

FRI, JANUARY 23, 2015, 11:21 AM EST

USGS scientists recently visited BOEM Pacific regional offices to discuss progress on the California Seafloor Mapping Program. The visionary offshore mapping and "groundtruthing" effortt helps scientists refine their interpretation of seafloor habitats. Read More ( >


BLM Firefighter Awarded Carnegie Medal for Heroism

FRI, JANUARY 23, 2015, 09:40 AM EST

BLM firefighter Justin Hanley was recently awarded the Carnegie Medal for Heroism for saving two young girls from drowning in the Yellowstone River. The medal recognizes those who risk their lives to an extraordinary degree while trying to save others. Read More >

Lighthouse at Pond Island National Wildlife Refuge in Maine.

USFWS: Small Is Good

THU, JANUARY 22, 2015, 02:28 PM EST

Small places always have mattered to the National Wildlife Refuge System. Here are the 10 smallest national wildlife refuges. Read More ( >

Secretary Jewell alongside volunteers, cleaning up debris at the park.

NPS-Anacostia Park: More 400 Volunteers Join Secretary Jewell, Director Jarvis, Other Leaders for MLK Day of Service Project at Park

THU, JANUARY 22, 2015, 12:49 PM EST

More than 400 volunteers joined Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis and other leaders for this year's National Day of Service project at Anacostia Park. In all, the group collected more than 3.5 tons of trash. Read More >

Photos of the five-person crew that Reclamation hired through the Northwest Youth Corps working at Lake Cascade in Idaho.

Reclamation Looks Back at Pacific Northwest Region's Youth Activities in 2014

THU, JANUARY 22, 2015, 08:59 AM EST

In 2014, the Bureau of Reclamation's Pacific Northwest Region organized and co-sponsored several events for young people ages 5 to 25. Its goal: to inspire young people to play, learn, serve and work on public lands. Read More ( >

NPS photo of the Edmund Pettus Bridge

NPS-Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail: 'Walking Classroom' Event Coming Soon

WED, JANUARY 21, 2015, 12:18 PM EST

From March 20 to March 25, 150 youth will be taking part in an educational "walking classroom" to learn how the Selma to Montgomery March, its events and people led to the passing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Read More ( >

Closeup of Colorado flower: Phacelia gina-glenneae

USFWS Botanist Discovers Native Colorado Flower

WED, JANUARY 21, 2015, 08:29 AM EST

Genetics testing recently confirmed that a Colorado flower discovered by a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service botanist and colleagues was a previously unnamed native plant. Read More ( >

USGS scientists taking water samples from a glacier in Alaska.

USGS: Melting Glaciers Increase the Flow of Carbon to Downstream Ecosystems

WED, JANUARY 21, 2015, 08:18 AM EST

Melting glaciers are not just impacting sea level, they are also affecting the flow of organic carbon to the world’s oceans, according to new USGS and academic research. Read More ( >

From left, Rachelle Horowitz, one of the organizers of the 1963 March on Washington, and BLM Office of Civil Rights Chief Alexie Rogers.

DOI, BLM Host Special Event Commemorating 1963 March on Washington

TUE, JANUARY 20, 2015, 10:54 AM EST

In honor of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Observance, the Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Land Management on Jan. 14 held a special presentation of "The March" – the story behind the historic 1963 March on Washington. Read More >

Coho salmon eggs

USFWS Hatchery in Oregon Helps Washington Replace Salmon

FRI, JANUARY 16, 2015, 12:10 PM EST

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife went looking for a few good salmon eggs, and a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service fish hatchery in Oregon answered the call. Read More ( >

weathered rifle leaning against a tree

NPS: Great Basin National Park Archaeologists Find Historic Rifle Still Propped Against Tree

FRI, JANUARY 16, 2015, 09:31 AM EST

Park archaeologists recently found a 132-year-old Winchester rifle, exposed for all those years to sun, wind, snow and rain, leaning against a juniper tree on a remote rocky outcrop in the park, its faded colors blending it in with the tree. Read More >

BLM graphic: text highlighting 15th anniversary of BLM-managed National Conservation Lands; photo of California Coastal National Monument by Bob Wick.

Web Reads: Bureau of Land Management Launches #conservationlands15 Social Media Takeover!

THU, JANUARY 15, 2015, 11:25 AM EST

2015 marks 15 years for the National Landscape Conservation System, or National Conservation Lands; and to celebrate, the BLM's NCL social-media team will be taking over the BLM's national social-media accounts on the 15th of each month to highlight them. Read More ( >

USGS illustrations of Landsat from 1972 to present

USGS: Business Experts See Landsat as Stunning Return on Public Investment

THU, JANUARY 15, 2015, 08:50 AM EST

A team of leading experts has determined that the economic value of just one year of Landsat data far exceeds the multi-year total cost of building, launching, and managing Landsat satellites and sensors. How did they come to this conclusion? Read on. Read More ( >

underwater photo of young salmon and salmon eggs

Web Reads: USFWS: Hands-on Hatchery Education Brings School to Students

THU, JANUARY 15, 2015, 08:25 AM EST

Today’s fish-hatchery workers need to be experts in aquaculture. So when many in Idaho couldn’t make the trip to fish class in West Virginia, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service brought the class to them. Read More ( >

Clockwise from left: Michelle Hertzfeld, innovation specialist with GSA's 18F Program and a former Presidential Innovation Fellow; Judith Wilson, project lead, USEITI Secretariat; Jon Swedin, ONRR program analyst; and Chris Mentasti, USEITI program analyst.

ONRR: DOI-GSA Collaboration Key to Innovative EITI Data Portal

WED, JANUARY 14, 2015, 01:53 PM EST

Collaboration was key in finding inventive ways to share complicated data from DOI's Office of Natural Resources Revenue with the public as part of the U.S. effort to become a compliant country in the global Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative. Read More >

NPS-National Mall and Memorial Parks Facebook photo of the stone of hope at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C.

National Park Service Waives Entrance Fees on King Holiday, Jan. 19

WED, JANUARY 14, 2015, 09:23 AM EST

All national parks across the country will waive their entrance fees on Monday, Jan. 19, to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Read More ( >

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