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Top: Vizzie award-winners Kristen Timm and her collaborators; bottom: award-winning 'From IceField to Ocean' poster

Alaska Climate Science Center Designer Receives International Vizzie Award

TUE, FEBRUARY 24, 2015, 02:31 PM EST

Kristin Timm, a designer with DOI's Alaska Climate Science Center and the University of Alaska Fairbanks Scenarios Network for Alaska and Arctic Planning, and her collaborators have won international recognition for excellence in science communication. Read More >


Girl Scout Cadettes Grace Amundson, Jennifer Hamann and Amanda Clements watching as local kids play one of the games they designed.

USFWS: Girl Scouts Get Conservation Done

TUE, FEBRUARY 24, 2015, 02:04 PM EST

Three Girl Scouts were honored recently for conservation outreach at La Crosse Fisheries Resource Center in Wisconsin. Read More (fws.gov) >


NPS photos of the Douglass' 197th birthday event

National Park Service Celebrates Life, Legacy of Frederick Douglass

TUE, FEBRUARY 24, 2015, 10:44 AM EST

Frederick Douglass National Historic Site sponsored special events in historic Anacostia on Feb. 13 and 14 in recognition of Frederick Douglass’ 197th birthday. Read More >


USGS Science Feature photo of Tasul the polar bear diving for his food.

USGS: What's on the Menu for Arctic Polar Bears?

MON, FEBRUARY 23, 2015, 02:07 PM EST

This U.S. Geological Survey Science Feature explains how zoo polar bears Conrad and Tasul are helping scientists unlock decades' worth of data. Read More (usgs.gov) >


Salmon fry swimming in a glass beaker

USFWS: Eagle Creek Hatchery Sends Second Batch of Salmon to Washington Hatchery

MON, FEBRUARY 23, 2015, 12:17 PM EST

Last month USFWS' Eagle Creek Hatchery in Oregon sent 351,000 eyed coho salmon eggs to state-run Grays River Hatchery in Washington. (Grays River had lost 600,000 salmon fry.) Last week, Eagle Creek sent a second batch: 240,000 salmon fry. Read More (fws.gov) >


Large group of kids sitting in the snow as they listen to IDFG staff.

BLM-Idaho: Skiing to Learn - Salmon Field Office Takes it Outside to Show Kids How Animals Adapt

FRI, FEBRUARY 20, 2015, 02:02 PM EST

On Feb. 10, the BLM Salmon Field Office in Idaho, along with multiple partners, took the majority of seventh-graders in Lemhi County skiing and snowshoeing. This winter trip is in its third year as part of the BLM’s Hands on the Land program. Read More >


Takeelia Scott Gaillard working at a computer in BSEE's Budget Office.

BSEE Blog: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Budget

FRI, FEBRUARY 20, 2015, 12:28 PM EST

Puzzled about just what goes into formulating a federal budget? This easy-to-understand Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement blog takes you inside that process at BSEE. Read More (bsee.gov) >


Clockwise: Pullman Administration Building, Pullman National Monument; proclamation for monument, President Obama signing proclamation as key officials watch.

NPS: President Launches Kids in Park Initiative, Creates Sites

FRI, FEBRUARY 20, 2015, 08:33 AM EST

President Obama yesterday launched "Every Kid in a Park," an initiative that will provide fourth-graders and their families with free admission to public lands for a year. He also announced three new national monuments, two of which NPS will administer. Read More >


An excavator digging a trench at a site in Corner Canyon in Utah.

USGS: In the Trenches on a Paleoseismology Project

FRI, FEBRUARY 20, 2015, 08:07 AM EST

Ever wonder how earthquake scientists figure out where to dig a trench to learn about past earthquakes? Or how they gather and use the trench data? Read More (usgs.gov) >


An Oregon chub swimming at William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge in Corvallis, Ore.

USFWS: Celebrating a Milestone in Conservation - the Recovery of the Oregon Chub

THU, FEBRUARY 19, 2015, 01:35 PM EST

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe says the chub’s recovery shows how the Endangered Species Act can and should work. Read More (fws.gov) >


Red swirling rock formations against a blue sky at Coyote Buttes.

BLM Celebrates 15th Anniversary of National Conservation Lands with 'Takeover' of Interior's Instagram

THU, FEBRUARY 19, 2015, 12:35 PM EST

On Feb. 17, the Department of the Interior handed over the keys to its popular @USInterior Instagram account to the Bureau of Land Management. During the one-day Instagram takeover, the BLM showcased some of the public lands it manages in the Southwest. Read More >


BOEM's Greg Sanders wearing a hard hat.

BOEM Employee Spotlight: Wildlife Biologist Greg Sanders

THU, FEBRUARY 19, 2015, 10:11 AM EST

My dive buddy and I were on our own for the first time. ... The water was cold and a murky when a dark shape started moving around us at the very edge of our visibility. We backed up against a rock and contemplated our escape to the surface. ... Read More >


Students learning about moose during a game of

USFWS: Northern Alaska Refuges (and a Wild Visitor) 'STEM' Young Scientists' Interests

WED, FEBRUARY 18, 2015, 10:38 AM EST

On Feb. 5 in Fairbanks, Alaska, a moose startled at the uncharacteristic evening hubbub at Pearl Creek Elementary School’s parking lot. The creature hadn't bargained on the many students and their families headed to visit STEM professionals that night. Read More (fws.gov) >


Aerial photos of the Elwha River mouth before and during dam removal

USGS: Largest Dam Removal in U.S. History Scientifically Characterized

WED, FEBRUARY 18, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

The effects of dam removal are better known as a result of several new studies released this week by government, tribal and university researchers. The scientists worked together to study the large-scale dam removal on the Elwha River in Washington state. Read More (usgs.gov) >


Lenticular clouds over the Grand Teton

NPS-Grand Teton National Park: Cloud Display Captivates Park Visitors

TUE, FEBRUARY 17, 2015, 11:01 AM EST

A relatively rare display of lenticular clouds over the Teton Range last Thursday captivated park staff and visitors alike with their graceful and continuously changing shape. Read More >


Text: BLM National Conservation Lands 15th anniversary; image: California Coastal National Monument

Web Reads: BLM: Top 15 Places on National Conservation Lands for Night Sky Viewing

TUE, FEBRUARY 17, 2015, 08:57 AM EST

2015 marks 15 years for the National Landscape Conservation System, or National Conservation Lands; and to celebrate, BLM's NCL social-media team once again took over BLM's national social-media accounts -- this time to highlight the top 15 night skies. Read More (tumblr.com) >


Actor playing Frederick Douglass and an event at the park in 2012.

Help National Park Service Celebrate Life, Legacy of Frederick Douglass, Feb. 13-14

FRI, FEBRUARY 13, 2015, 12:22 PM EST

The National Park Service is celebrating the 197th birthday of Frederick Douglass Feb. 13-14, with events at Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, the Anacostia Arts Center, the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, and more. Read More >


USFWS Valentine's Day ecard: Two Roseate Spoonbills

USFWS: Say Happy Valentine's Day with a Wild eCard

FRI, FEBRUARY 13, 2015, 10:25 AM EST

Flowers and chocolates? The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has a better idea. Express your conservation love this Valentine’s Day by sending one of the Refuge System’s eCards Read More (fws.gov) >


USGS image of The National Map

Web Reads: USGS: The Lake

FRI, FEBRUARY 13, 2015, 10:14 AM EST

Today is Friday the 13th, an unlucky day for some and the name of a horror franchise centered around "Camp Crystal Lake." But which of the 172 lakes with this name served as the location for the movie? Explore it using USGS' The National Map Viewer here. Read More (facebook.com) >


Screenshot from Reclamation video

Reclamation Video: Fossil Find at American Falls

FRI, FEBRUARY 13, 2015, 08:48 AM EST

Remember the 72,000-year-old mammoth skull that was unearthed at American Falls Reservoir in Idaho? Watch this video to see the painstaking work of paleontologists and other specialists as they race against rising water to excavate the mammoth fossil. Read More (usbr.gov) >


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