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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 >

Logo: World Wildlife Day - Wildlife Crime: Let's End it Now

USFWS: Got Questions for Wildlife Crime Solvers?

MON, MARCH 2, 2015, 12:41 PM EST

On March 3 at 1 pm EST (10 am PST), in honor of World Wildlife Day, FWS will host a live question-and-answer session and behind-the-scenes look at the FWS Wildlife Forensics Laboratory - the first and only full-service wildlife forensics lab in the world. Read More ( >

Imperial Sand Dunes - California

BLM and the Silver Screen

MON, MARCH 2, 2015, 09:52 AM EST

Last month, in the run-up to the Academy Awards, the Bureau of Land Management featured a number of its popular film-making destinations on its Tumblr, Instagram, and Twitter accounts. Here are a few of the images and fun facts from these special places. Read More >

BLM petroleum engineer John Ajak

Web Reads: DOI Video: From 'Lost Boy' to Land Management: John Ajak's Story

FRI, FEBRUARY 27, 2015, 12:16 PM EST

In this new video, the Department of the Interior shares the story of Bureau of Land Management employee John Ajak, from his days as one of the "Lost Boys" of Sudan to his current position as a petroleum engineer. Read More ( >

Invasive mussels attached to Bureau of Reclamation equipment.

Web Reads: Bureau of Reclamation Talks Mussels for National Invasive Species Awareness Week

FRI, FEBRUARY 27, 2015, 10:52 AM EST

For National Invasive Species Awareness Week, Reclamation is highlighting several research projects on invasive mussels that emphasize monitoring, detection, control, and ecological impacts of quagga and zebra mussels in Western water bodies. Read More ( >

Pon Dixson, acting project leader at Southeast Louisiana Refuges Complex, leads Phi Beta Sigmas and Sigma Beta Club youth members on an air-boat tour with Bayou Sauvage Refuge staff.

USFWS: Building Our Partnership with Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity

FRI, FEBRUARY 27, 2015, 08:09 AM EST

It's been less than a year since USFWS and African American fraternity Phi Beta Sigma joined forces to connect urban youth to nature. Since then, Sigmas visited three national wildlife refuges to meet staff and learn about opportunities available to them. Read More ( >

Researcher holding an invasive giant African land snail.

USGS Leetown Science Center Studying Invasive Giant African Land Snail

THU, FEBRUARY 26, 2015, 02:09 PM EST

Scientist at USGS' Leetown Science Center are studying the giant African land snail, an invasive species that has been shown to harbor numerous pathogens responsible for diseases that can sicken and even kill wildlife, domestic animals and humans. Read More >

NPS helicopter mechanic Richard Gibson accepting his DOI safety award from NPS aviation-management specialist Meg  Meg Gallagher.

NPS: Grand Canyon Helicopter Mechanic Richard Gibson Receives DOI Safety Award

THU, FEBRUARY 26, 2015, 11:50 AM EST

NPS aviation-management specialist Meg Gallagher has presented a DOI Aviation Safety Airward to Grand Canyon helicopter mechanic Richard Gibson for actions he took that may have prevented the catastrophic failure of a helicopter. Read More >

Group photo of OSMRE/VISTA Team

DOI/VISTA, OSMRE/VISTA, and OSMRE/AmeriCorps Teams Highlight First Quarter Accomplishments for Fiscal Year 2015

THU, FEBRUARY 26, 2015, 10:43 AM EST

The award-winning 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 >

Male manatee, Trinidad, getting accustomed to his new rehabilitation pool at SeaWorld

USFWS: Got Manatees on your Mind?

WED, FEBRUARY 25, 2015, 01:49 PM EST

Manatees face many man-made threats, but 20 manatees are still alive today, thanks to the hard work of many people. Read More ( >

Group photo of volunteers inside Jewel Cave.

NPS: Volunteers Discover and Map New Areas of Jewel Cave

WED, FEBRUARY 25, 2015, 01:05 PM EST

Volunteer cavers discovered and explored new passages within Jewel Cave over the Valentine’s Day weekend. Their survey increased the size of the cave, already considered the third longest in the world. Read More >


I Am BLM: Joe Kurtak, Geologist, Anchorage Field Office

WED, FEBRUARY 25, 2015, 09:01 AM EST

In this "I Am BLM" story, Bureau of Land Management geologist Joe Kurtak shares how his passion for geology, mining, and minerals began in his youth and has continued throughout his 34-year federal career. Read More >

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 ( >

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 ( >

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 ( >

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 ( >

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 >

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