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USGS photo: Naches River Basin, Washington

USGS Science Feature: Earth Week – A Tribut(ary) to Water

THU, APRIL 24, 2014, 12:38 PM EST

Water is key to life on Earth. While the United States and over 190 other countries across the world celebrate Earth Day, USGS will be celebrating “Earth Week” with a special tribute to water science. Read More >

USFWS Director Dan Ashe and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. President Jonathan A. Mason signing an MOU at South Interior.

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Sign Historic MOU to Engage Urban Youth in Outdoor Recreation and STEM Education

THU, APRIL 24, 2014, 08:30 AM EST

USFWS and leading African-American fraternity Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. have established a partnership to provide new opportunities for urban youth to experience the natural world and promote interest in conservation and the biological sciences. Read More >

BLM vintage poster - Upper Missouri River Breaks

BLM Introduces Three Vintage Posters for Earth Day

WED, APRIL 23, 2014, 01:45 PM EST

In celebration of Earth Day 2014, the Bureau of Land Management is introducing three vintage posters and postcards depicting some of the spectacular landscapes of our National Conservation Lands. Read More >

BSEE Director Brian Salerno

BSEE Director's Blog: Ensuring Safe, Environmentally Responsible Offshore Development

WED, APRIL 23, 2014, 01:17 PM EST

It's been four years since the Deepwater Horizon explosion and resulting oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. In the years since, we have seen the most aggressive and comprehensive reforms to offshore oil and gas regulation/oversight in our nation's history. Read More >

Image of U.S. Postal Service stamp honoring C. Alfred Anderson

NPS-Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site: Tuskegee Airmen Honored with New Stamp

WED, APRIL 23, 2014, 10:51 AM EST

The 15th stamp in the U.S. Postal Service’s Distinguished American Series, which honors pioneering African American aviator C. Alfred “Chief” Anderson, was dedicated at a ceremony at Hangar 2 on Moton Field at Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site. Read More >

Circa-1888 photo of USGS personnel in the field of Embudo, N.M., the

First USGS Streamgage Records 125 Years of Measuring New Mexico’s Vital Water Resources

WED, APRIL 23, 2014, 08:41 AM EST

In 1889, the foundation for modern water management began on the Rio Grande in Embudo, N.M. Today, 125 years later, a celebration was held to honor the first U.S. Geological Survey streamgage in the picturesque town located 43 miles outside of Santa Fe. Read More >

Nevada landowner and two fish and wildlife biologists visiting sage-grouse habitat.

New Report: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Habitat Restoration Programs Create 3,973 New Jobs, Pump $327.7 Million into Local Economies

WED, APRIL 23, 2014, 07:58 AM EST

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that a peer-reviewed analysis finds that the agency’s habitat restoration programs are extraordinary engines for the U.S. economy. Read More >

Holly Peoples reading to students at C. Melvin Sharpe Middle School.

Reclamation: Read Across Interior

TUE, APRIL 22, 2014, 01:34 PM EST

Excitement and laughter spread throughout the hallways of C. Melvin Sharpe Health School on April 2. Representatives from DOI's Office of the Secretary and Bureau of Reclamation were guest readers as part of the Read Across America initiative. Read More >

BLM's Susan Filkins and Carl Powell, Centennial Job Corps student liaison in 2011, standing in front of an

BLM-Idaho: BLM Botanist Inspires Youth from Around the Nation to Gain an Appreciation of Our Public Lands

TUE, APRIL 22, 2014, 10:50 AM EST

Susan Filkins, natural resources specialist/botanist for the Bureau of Land Management Idaho State Office, NEPA Permit Renewal Team, inspires youth from around the nation to gain an appreciation of our public lands out West. Read More >


USFWS: Keeping America’s Duck Factory Going

TUE, APRIL 22, 2014, 08:53 AM EST

In the 1930s the Dustbowl brought widespread ruin, but in North Dakota, the ecological disaster had one good outcome: the establishment of a slew of national wildlife refuges. Read More >