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Two wild turkeys

USFWS: Eight Wild Facts About Wild Turkeys

FRI, NOVEMBER 21, 2014, 11:42 AM EST

So you thought there was nothing to know about turkeys except whether you liked drumsticks or white meat. Think again. Read More (fws.gov) >


Volunteers from the Fort Benton community preparing a load of recycling for transport to Great Falls.

BLM Helps Initiate Local Recycling Effort in Montana

FRI, NOVEMBER 21, 2014, 10:34 AM EST

Many people in Fort Benton, Mont., have a strong recycling ethic. So much so that, until recently, folks around town would save up their materials, gather more from friends or co-workers, and take them to a recycling facility about 40 miles away. Read More >


Students performing

NPS: Education Program Brings Students to National Mall to Learn about Marian Anderson

FRI, NOVEMBER 21, 2014, 10:08 AM EST

As part of the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of Marian Anderson's concert at the Lincoln Memorial, fourth- and fifth-grade students from the school she attended traveled to D.C. to participate in an education program about her performance. Read More >


Eagle Scout candidate Luke Morgan working on a trail at Lake Berryessa.

Reclamation: Eagle Scout Project Helps to Enhance Recreation at Lake Berryessa

FRI, NOVEMBER 21, 2014, 08:54 AM EST

This fall, Bureau of Reclamation staff at Lake Berryessa partnered with Eagle Scout candidate Luke Morgan for his project to develop a section of a hiking trail at Lake Berryessa. Read More (usbr.gov) >


USGS-EROS rendition of Landsat 8

dotGov Notes: USGS, NASA Recognize Landsat 8 Team with 2014 Group William T. Pecora Award

THU, NOVEMBER 20, 2014, 10:43 AM EST

On Nov. 18, the U.S. Geological Survey and NASA presented the 2014 group William T. Pecora Award to the Landsat 8 Team for its achievement in Earth remote sensing Read More (gsfc.nasa.gov) >


NPS park ranger John McCaskill with Tuskegee Airwoman Amelia Jones in front of the World War II Memorial.

Web Reads: NPS: Tuskegee Air(wo)man Discovered and Honored

THU, NOVEMBER 20, 2014, 09:46 AM EST

You may have never heard the name Amelia Jones, but her story is another chapter in the distinguished history of Tuskegee Airmen. Read More (facebook.com) >


Geologists excavating a mammoth skull

Reclamation-Pacific NW Region Feature: Partial Mammoth Skull Recovered from American Falls Reservoir

WED, NOVEMBER 19, 2014, 12:18 PM EST

It’s not every day that an extinct elephant pokes its head out of the ground in Idaho; but Oct. 8 was one of those days. ... Read More (usbr.gov) >


Dr. Severin Fowles (right) discusses the significance of petroglyph images with several Comanche elders.

BLM-New Mexico: Comanche Elders Visit Rio Grande del Norte National Monument

WED, NOVEMBER 19, 2014, 10:57 AM EST

The Bureau of Land Management's Taos, N.M., field office recently hosted 30 members of the Comanche Nation Council of Elders to discuss the nature of the 18th-century Comanche presence in the Río Grande del Norte National Monument. Read More >


USFWS biologist Christian Smith sampling fish in the lab.

Living the [Genetic] Dream: Meet Christian Smith USFWS Geneticist

WED, NOVEMBER 19, 2014, 07:59 AM EST

USFWS' Christian Smith leads a "genetic dream team" of scientists that use advanced technology to decipher the genetic code for such imperiled aquatic species as salmon and Devi's hole pupfish, and make smart, cost-effective conservation decisions. Read More (fws.gov) >


Scott Denman standing behind a picture frame as he holds up an image of his great, great grandfather Secretary of the Interior Jacob D. Cox

DOI Museum: Picture This

WED, NOVEMBER 19, 2014, 07:45 AM EST

When Scott Denman came from Maine to the Department of the Interior headquarters in Washington, D.C., he received enthusiastic help from DOI's Museum and Library employees in researching his great, great grandfather Secretary of the Interior Jacob D. Cox. Read More >


Group photo of the Everglades Wilderness Writing Expedition Team with Michael Grunwald, Audrey Peterman and Sabrina Diaz.

NPS-Everglades National Park: Students Participate in Wilderness Writing Expedition

TUE, NOVEMBER 18, 2014, 11:51 AM EST

Ten local university students have been selected to participate in the Everglades Wilderness Writing Expedition, a new program that connects aspiring local writers to the Everglades wilderness. Read More >


USGS photo of a polar bear and her two cubs.

USGS: Southern Beaufort Sea Polar Bear Population Declined in the 2000s

TUE, NOVEMBER 18, 2014, 10:30 AM EST

In a new polar-bear study, scientists from the United States and Canada found that during the first decade of the 21st century, the number of polar bears in the southern Beaufort Sea experienced a sharp decline of approximately 40 percent. Read More (usgs.gov) >


Screenshot from USFWS PSA for the Ivory Crush: Take a Stand

By Crushing Ivory, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Builds Hope for Africa's Elephants

MON, NOVEMBER 17, 2014, 11:34 AM EST

One year ago, the United States sparked the imagination and conscience of the world when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service crushed more than six tons of seized illegal elephant ivory. Read More (fws.gov) >


BLM biologist Alyssa Sterrett evaluating a training and safety exercise.

BLM-Alaska: The Thrill of the Chill - a Winter Assignment Along the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System

MON, NOVEMBER 17, 2014, 09:42 AM EST

Imagine a job that takes you outside to remote areas of Alaska for extended hours, in subzero temperatures. It's all in a day's work for Alyssa Sterrett, a biologist for the Realty & Environmental Section of the BLM's Branch of Pipeline Monitoring. Read More (blm.gov) >


College student wearing headphones and working on a computer

NPS: College Students Engage in Acoustic Research for National Park Service

MON, NOVEMBER 17, 2014, 09:14 AM EST

Elk, owls, coyotes, and snowmobiles all have been heard on Colorado State University campus lately. The sounds are coming from a listening laboratory where students participating in a research project being conducted by CSU and the National Park Service Read More >


BSEE photo and graph from large-scale test to calculate subsea blowout flow rates.

BSEE's Ohmsett Facility Conducts Test to Calculate Flow Rates from a Subsea Blowout

MON, NOVEMBER 17, 2014, 08:33 AM EST

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement's Oil Spill Response Division sponsored large-scale testing by the National Energy Technology Laboratory last month to calculate flow rates from a subsea blowout. Read More (bsee.gov) >


Student Conservation intern Rachel Snodgrass holding two sea-turtle hatchlings on the beach.

USFWS: Excavating a Sea Turtle Nest Makes for an Unforgettable Experience

FRI, NOVEMBER 14, 2014, 01:27 PM EST

Student Conservation Association intern Rachel Snodgrass shares how she helped to rescue seven loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings in this U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Open Spaces blog. Read More (fws.gov) >


Climate Change Academy students hiking through Denali National Park.

NPS: Students Inspired in Climate Change Partnership Program

FRI, NOVEMBER 14, 2014, 10:50 AM EST

Youth from an Ohio high school spent 12 days in Alaska this summer, hiking and watching wildlife and learning about our changing climate. Their experience was part of the first “Climate Change Academy,” an immersive, comprehensive climate change course. Read More >


BLM's Dave Wolfe shows some of the recycled materials used in making signs.

BLM-Wyoming: National Sign Center is a National Resource

FRI, NOVEMBER 14, 2014, 08:26 AM EST

Every year, four BLM employees, David Wolfe, Chris Bezold, Johnathan Lemieux and Kenneth Klapatch. turn out an average of 4,000 to 5,000 major signs for the BLM, Bureau of Reclamation, Bureau of Indian Affairs, National Park Service, and other agencies. Read More >


DOI Logo

USFWS Refuge Update: The Good Kind of Sequestration

THU, NOVEMBER 13, 2014, 10:13 AM EST

The "Biological Carbon Sequestration Report 2009-2013" shows how the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's national wildlife refuges help reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. Read More (fws.gov) >


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