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Dozens of small,silver least chub fish viewed through a plastic bag filled with water.

BLM-Utah: Bureau of Land Management Helped in Big Effort That Protected Tiny Fish

MON, SEPTEMBER 15, 2014, 11:26 AM EST

The BLM's work with the people in Utah to keep the least chub off of the government's endangered species list has paid off with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's decision to remove the tiny, ancient fish from the Candidate Species List Read More >


NPS Flight 93 National Memorial:  Bells of Remembrance

NPS-Flight 93 National Memorial: Sept. 11 Heroes Honored at Annual Ceremony

MON, SEPTEMBER 15, 2014, 08:02 AM EST

Flight 93 National Memorial honored the 40 passengers and crew of United Airlines Flight 93 on the 13th anniversary of 9/11 with the annual observance on Thursday, Sept, 11, 2014. Read More >


OSMRE/Vista Teams for 2014

OSMRE/VISTA Teams Highlight Most Recent Accomplishments for 2014

FRI, SEPTEMBER 12, 2014, 11:28 AM EST

The award-winning OSMRE/VISTA Teams highlight their latest accomplishments to assist rural communities impoverished by environmental degradation and its consequences to make their home-place-watersheds healthier places to live and work. Read More >


USFWS illustration: wallet and badge caught up in the wind.

USFWS Open Spaces Blog: In Tragedy’s Aftermath, a Gift from Above

FRI, SEPTEMBER 12, 2014, 09:11 AM EST

On Sept. 11, 2014, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on its Open Spaces Blog featured a story written several years ago by USFWS' David Klinger: In Tragedy’s Aftermath, a Gift from Above FBI Agent Reveals Discovery a Decade After 9/11. Read More (fws.gov) >


Fishermen hauling out invasive fish at the refuge

USFWS: Oregon Refuge Targets Common Carp

THU, SEPTEMBER 11, 2014, 11:48 AM EST

Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in southeastern Oregon has begun a major effort to control the invasive fish. As an initial step in May 2014, fishermen using two small boats hauled 54,600 pounds of carp of Malheur Lake. Read More (fws.gov) >


First Lady Michelle Obama and Secretary Sally Jewell taking part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony

White House Visitor Center Reopens after $12.6 Million Revitalization

THU, SEPTEMBER 11, 2014, 08:17 AM EST

The National Park Service and White House Historical Association hosted First Lady Michelle Obama and U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell as they announced the re-opening of the White House Visitor Center after two years of renovations. Read More >


Coral

USGS: Ocean Warming Affecting Florida Reefs

WED, SEPTEMBER 10, 2014, 01:49 PM EST

Late-summer water temperatures near the Florida Keys were warmer by nearly 2 degrees Fahrenheit in the last several decades compared to a century earlier, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey. Read More >


Photo from NPS News Release: Aerial view of the

NPS: Living Flag Makes History at Fort McHenry National Monument

WED, SEPTEMBER 10, 2014, 08:52 AM EST

In a spectacular show of red, white and blue at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, more than 6,600 Maryland students, teachers and chaperons created the largest 15 stars and 15 stripes Star-Spangled Banner Living Flag ever assembled. Read More (nps.gov) >


Reclamation Facebook photo of kids at Reclamation's Living River exhibit

Web Reads: Reclamation's Living River Exhibit Teaches Kids About River Restoration

WED, SEPTEMBER 10, 2014, 08:40 AM EST

Kids at Reclamation's Living River Exhibit had fun learning about river restoration. The exhibit was part of the Idaho Salmon and Steelhead Days event, a three day hands-on educational event that celebrates native Idaho fish species and their habitats. Read More (facebook.com) >


BLM ANSEP intern, Stephanie Nelson, shows off her poster to BLM Alaska State Director Bud Cribley.

Web Reads: BLM Alaska Celebrates Successful Internship Program

WED, SEPTEMBER 10, 2014, 08:02 AM EST

BLM Alaska State Director Bud Cribley attended a ceremony to celebrate the accomplishments of this year’s University of Alaska Anchorage’s Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program Summer Bridge and University Success Program. Read More (tumblr.com) >


Bruce C. Muller Jr.

Reclamation Names Bruce C. Muller Jr. as Director of Security, Safety and Law Enforcement

TUE, SEPTEMBER 9, 2014, 09:09 AM EST

The Bureau of Reclamation has named Bruce C Muller Jr. as director of Security, Safety and Law Enforcement. Becoming director marks a return to SSLE for Muller, who served as chief of the Dam Safety Office and then SSLE deputy director from 2000-2009. Read More (usbr.gov) >


The Meadow Fire burning on Sunday night. Photo by Jeffrey Trust, NPS, from Yosemite NP Facebook page.

NPS-Yosemite National Park: Meadow Fire Suppression Efforts Continue

TUE, SEPTEMBER 9, 2014, 08:43 AM EST

The Meadow Fire, which began early on Sunday afternoon, has burned an estimated 2,582 acres in the park’s high-elevation wilderness east of Half Dome and near Little Yosemite Valley. Read more in the News and Notes section of NPS' The Morning Report. Read More (nps.gov) >


BLM photo from Burning Man Festival

Web Reads: BLM Shares Photos from Last Week's Burning Man Event

MON, SEPTEMBER 8, 2014, 09:38 AM EST

The Bureau of Land Management shares photos from last week's Burning Man event in Nevada's Black Rock Desert – the largest Leave No Trace event in the world. All photos were taken by BLM employees assisting with event safety, logistics and more. Read More (tumblr.com) >


Related InsideNPS photo: Bulltrout

NPS: Migratory Trout Return To Upper Elwha River

MON, SEPTEMBER 8, 2014, 08:56 AM EST

Fisheries biologists confirmed that two radio-tagged bull trout have migrated through Glines Canyon and are now upstream of the former Lake Mills in Rica Canyon, marking another success in the restoration of the Elwha River. Read NPS' The Morning Report. Read More (nps.gov) >


Photo by Kristiine Sowl, USFWS: bristle-thighed curlew sitting on nest next to a chick in the Andreafsky Wilderness at Yukon Delta NWR.

USFWS: An Ode to Wilderness

FRI, SEPTEMBER 5, 2014, 09:45 AM EST

Three summers studying an elusive shorebird in the wilderness area at Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge have left lasting impressions on USFWS biologist Kristine Sowl. Read More (fws.gov) >


Centennia logo for Rocky Mountain National Park

NPS: Rocky Mountain's Centennial Commemoration Begins

FRI, SEPTEMBER 5, 2014, 09:14 AM EST

The year-long celebration of Rocky Mountain National Park's 100th anniversary began this week with events highlighting the past, present and future of the park. Read about it the news and notes section of NPS' The Morning Report. Read More (nps.gov) >


Acting Director Walter Cruickshank (right) being interviewed by Platts Energy host Bill Loveless.

In the News: BOEM Acting Director Featured Guest on Platts Energy Week

THU, SEPTEMBER 4, 2014, 09:25 AM EST

Acting BOEM Director Walter Cruickshank was the featured guest on Platts Energy Week over the weekend and provided an update on Atlantic offshore renewable energy activities. Catch the interview here. Watch Video >


BLM palentologists delivering Bisti Beast exhibit to the Smithsonian exhibit hall

Web Reads: BLM: Bisti Beast Greets Visitors to Smithsonian Wilderness Exhibit in D.C.

THU, SEPTEMBER 4, 2014, 08:25 AM EST

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., is showcasing a photography exhibit to highlight America's wilderness. Visitors entering the exhibit hall are greeted by the Bisti Beast, a dinosaur skull on loan from the BLM. Read More (tumblr.com) >


Screenshot of USFWS

USFWS: Add Your Voice to Fight Illegal Ivory Trade

WED, SEPTEMBER 3, 2014, 09:23 AM EST

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Geographic designed a public service campaign, now showing in New York City’s Times Square, to educate consumers about the devastating impact of the illegal ivory trade on elephants. Read More (fws.gov) >


BSEE Director Brian Salerno

BSEE Director Shares How Bureau Keeping, Recruiting Top Talent

WED, SEPTEMBER 3, 2014, 09:09 AM EST

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Director Brian Salerno shares what BSEE is doing to keep top talent and recruit for the future in his latest Director's Corner blog. Read More (bsee.gov) >