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Iditarod dog-sled race

USFWS: National Wildlife Refuges Help Iditarod Run

FRI, MARCH 20, 2015, 01:05 PM EST

A lack of snow forced the Iditarod dog-sled race to change its route, which meant that mushers spent about a quarter of the race next to or in national wildlife refuges. Read More ( >

Top, from L, Jay Higgins, ASCE, presenting award to Reclamation's Richard Welsh and Richard LaFond; Bottom: winning project.

Society of Civil Engineers Honors Reclamation with the 2014 Outstanding Project Award

FRI, MARCH 20, 2015, 10:20 AM EST

The Bureau of Reclamation's Mid-Pacific Region was honored with the 2014 Outstanding Project Award from the Society of Civil Engineers - California Chapter - for the development of the Red Bluff Pumping Plant and Fish Screen Project. Read More ( >

USGS photo: Colorful mountains of Sar-e-Pul, Afghanistan, showing hint of copper (green) and iron (red).

USGS: Secretly Stashed Afghanistan Gold Maps Emerge

FRI, MARCH 20, 2015, 09:44 AM EST

USGS resurrected and remade maps showing Afghanistan’s largest known gold deposit and other gold, copper, mercury and iron sites. The new maps are helping that nation build its capacity to conduct modern Earth-science research. Read More ( >

High-elevation view of mountains and valleys -- John Muir Wilderness area.

BLM: Turning Back the Clock: Surveying in the Backcountry of the John Muir Wilderness

WED, MARCH 18, 2015, 08:05 AM EST

BLM cadastral land surveyor Matt Campos shares his behind-the scenes story of a rare opportunity that brought him and other surveyors back to the days of the Cadastral Survey, where all projects were completed by camping and with pack trains. Read More ( >


USFWS: Push Against Ivory Grows

WED, MARCH 18, 2015, 07:40 AM EST

Earlier this month, on World Wildlife Day, the world showed it was “serious about wildlife crime.” Learn the latest about the efforts of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and its partners to ensure imperiled wildlife still have a place in the world here. Read More ( >

Betty Reid Soskin wearing her park uniform, holding a folder in her hand, and standing in front of posters at the park.

Women's History Month: An Interview with 93-Year-Old National Park Service Ranger Betty Reid Soskin

TUE, MARCH 17, 2015, 01:21 PM EST

Women’s History Month upon us, we interviewed Betty Reid Soskin, a 93-year-old park ranger with Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park. Here she shares her connections to the park, her past and the future. Read More >

Text: Where Friends are Like Family; image: group photo of some of the visitors.

Web Reads: Where Friends Are Like Family - BLM Stretch of Desert a Winter Home to 40,000

FRI, MARCH 13, 2015, 02:19 PM EST

When it comes to magnificent Arizona landscapes, the name Quartzsite may not be the first place that comes to mind -- it’s no Grand Canyon. But, the annual influx of winter visitors makes it one of Arizona’s most interesting and offbeat locations. Read More ( >

Closeup of a fishing lure

USFWS: A Favorite Uncle

TUE, MARCH 10, 2015, 11:19 AM EST

Fishery biologist Dan Magneson, the assistant hatchery manager at Quilcene National Fish Hatchery in Washington, remembers a big influence. Read More ( >

Sign reading

BLM: Route 66 - The Mother Road

TUE, MARCH 10, 2015, 11:14 AM EST

In the heart of the California desert, stretches Route 66, a 320-mile ribbon of history, mostly traversing public lands. This icon of freedom and mobility is on the bucket list for many wanting to, as the song goes, get their "kicks on Route 66." Read More ( >

Lincoln reenactor speaking from behind a lectern at the Lincoln Memorial; Secretary Jewell and NBC's Chuck Todd seated to the right; NPS' Bob Vogel to the left.

NPS: 150th of Lincoln's Second Inauguration Celebrated

TUE, MARCH 10, 2015, 08:33 AM EST

Despite sub-freezing temperatures, more than 350 visitors turned out on the National Mall last weekend for a commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s second inauguration. Read More >

Crowds at the foot of the Edmund Pettus Bridge during the commemorative event.

NPS: Selma's Bloody Sunday Commemorated

TUE, MARCH 10, 2015, 07:00 AM EST

More than 40,000 people gathered at the foot of the Edmund Pettus Bridge next to the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail Interpretive Center to commemorate the 50th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday," a watershed moment in the Civil Rights Movement. Read More >

IBC: African American History Month - The Quiz

FRI, MARCH 6, 2015, 01:49 PM EST

"Sankofa" is the name of an African symbol. It’s a bird with its head turned around, taking an egg from its back. The egg itself symbolizes beginnings. The symbol is shaped like a heart. Sankofa is also a word meaning, "Go back and fetch it!" Read More ( >

U.S. Park Police Chief Robert D. MacLean (bottom of photo) and recruit Eric Rice doing leg lifts during the group-fitness circuit.

NPS-USPP: U.S. Park Police Chiefs Join 2015 Recruits for Fitness Training

FRI, MARCH 6, 2015, 11:41 AM EST

On Feb. 20, 2015, U.S. Park Police Chief of Police Robert D. MacLean and Acting Assistant Chief Patrick C. Smith participated in circuit training with UPTP-507, the first 2015 recruit class for U.S. Park Police under the leadership of MacLean. Read More >

OSMRE-VISTAs Miriam Gillow-Wiles (right) and Katrina Dahlman adopting a

OSMRE/VISTA Alumna Honored with AmeriCorps National Leadership Award

FRI, MARCH 6, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

OSMRE/VISTA Alumna Miriam Gillow-Wiles received the AmeriCorps Alums National Leadership Award in celebration of VISTA’s 50th Anniversary. Her service inspired a life-long career in government and instilled a continued responsibility to her community. Read More >

USFWS Fish and Wildlife Biologist Amanda Horwath

Web Reads: USFWS: Science Women!

WED, MARCH 4, 2015, 02:05 PM EST

March is Women’s History month, and USFWS is highlighting some of the amazing women working at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Read More ( >

Cover of My Public Lands Magazine, Spring 2015

BLM: My Public Lands Magazine, Spring 2015, Now Online

WED, MARCH 4, 2015, 10:04 AM EST

From winter recreation hot spots to warmer weather get aways, the Spring issue features locations - from each of the BLM’s State Offices - to get out and enjoy your public lands. Begin your adventure here. Read More ( >

USGS scientist preparing to photograph Grinnell Glacier in Glacier National Park.

USGS Marks 136 Years of Science for America

TUE, MARCH 3, 2015, 03:01 PM EST

The U.S. Geological Survey reflects on its 136th anniversary in this USGS Science Feature. Read More ( >

Children fish at Patuxent Research Refuge in Laurel, Md., with some friendly adult encouragement. Photo by Ed Grimes.

USFWS: National Wildlife Refuges Help You Go Fish

TUE, MARCH 3, 2015, 01:07 PM EST

Mark your calendar now for these learn-to-fish events on national wildlife refuges this spring and summer. Read More ( >

From left: Bob Quint, Reclamation senior advisor, presents Reclamation's Engineer of the Year 2015 Award to Robert Hilldale.

Reclamation Names 2015 Engineer of the Year

TUE, MARCH 3, 2015, 10:01 AM EST

Robert Hilldale, a civil engineer at Reclamation's Technical Service Center in Denver, is the Bureau of Reclamation's Engineer of the Year for 2015. Read More ( >

Chief of Police Robert D. MacLean swearing in new recruits.

NPS: U.S. Park Police Holds Awards, Promotion and Swearing-In Ceremony

MON, MARCH 2, 2015, 02:22 PM EST

On Feb. 17, 2015, the U.S. Park Police held an awards, promotion and swearing-in ceremony at the Anacostia Operations Facility in Washington, D.C. Read More >

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