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Wyoming toad wearing a backpack outfitted with a radio transmitter.

USFWS: Transmitting Hope: Using Social Media to Protect Endangered Species

FRI, APRIL 18, 2014, 08:51 AM EST

As U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologists and their partners work hard on a captive-breeding project for the endangered Wyoming toad, one of their efforts has brought the little-known amphibian into the global spotlight. ... Read More >


President Obama talking to the award winners at the White House

USGS Scientists Receive Presidential Awards for Research on Earthquakes, Ecosystems and Permafrost

FRI, APRIL 18, 2014, 07:18 AM EST

The U.S. Geological Survey is celebrating the success of three distinguished researchers who are recipients the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers: Dr. Anna D. Chalfoun, Dr. Gavin P. Hayes, and Dr. Burke Minsley. Read More >


BLM palentologist genseler (left) packs up the

BLM-New Mexico: Mr. Gensler – and a Bistahieversor, aka the 'Bisti Beast' – Goes to Washington

THU, APRIL 17, 2014, 11:47 AM EST

BLM regional paleontologist Phil Gensler recently packed a truck and took off for the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C. The truck was filled with the most complete specimen of large carnivorous dinosaur ever found in New Mexico. Read More >


Two bear cubs with their mother

NPS-Partnerships and Visitor Experience: Disneynature's Bears Film Supports National Parks

THU, APRIL 17, 2014, 08:46 AM EST

The National Park Foundation, the nonprofit partner to NPS, has teamed with Disney on the new Disneynature “Bears.” For every ticket sold during “Bears” opening week, April 18-24, Disneynature will make a contribution to NPF to benefit national parks. Read More >


USFWS Earth Day 2014 logo

USFWS: Celebrate Earth Day on April 22 with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

WED, APRIL 16, 2014, 09:28 AM EST

Celebrate Earth Day on April 22 with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and learn ways to make a better planet for fish, wildlife and their habitat. Read More >


NPS-NPF: silhouette of person jumping in the air and clicking his heels; mountains in background

NPS: 9 Great Days, 9 Great Ways to Celebrate National Park Week

WED, APRIL 16, 2014, 08:21 AM EST

From April 19-27, the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation will host National Park Week, featuring special events in parks nationwide and free admission to all parks on April 19 and 20. This year's theme: “National Park Week: Go Wild!” Read More >


Image from USGS Science Feature: Landsat 7

USGS Science Feature: Space Veteran Landsat 7 Marks 15 Years of Observing Earth

TUE, APRIL 15, 2014, 02:32 PM EST

Launched April 15, 1999, the Landsat 7 satellite has been observing Earth from outer space for 15 years. The Landsat program is a decades-long NASA-USGS partnership that has provided an unbiased record of change across the earth land surface since 1972. Read More >


BLM biologist Craig Johnson standing on a rocky hillside.

BLM-Idaho: Biologist Craig Johnson Receives Award for Outstanding Achievements in Wildlife Conservation

TUE, APRIL 15, 2014, 10:22 AM EST

On March 12, BLM Director Neil Kornze presented the Linda Siebert Career Achievement Award to Biologist Craig Johnson of the BLM Idaho Cottonwood Field Office for his outstanding service to fish and wildlife conservation on public lands. Read More >


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USFWS-Koyukuk/Nowitna NWR: Galena Students Get Into the Woods

TUE, APRIL 15, 2014, 08:04 AM EST

“Come on you kids! Get out of the woods!” the teacher hollered to a handful of students who were reluctant to leave the forest and come onto the playground for recess.Smiling, I said, "That sure is different meaning of ‘Last Child in the Woods’ isn't it?" Read More >


BSEE Director Brian Salerno (second from right) tours the Marine Well Containment Company's facilities in Ingleside, Texas.

BSEE Director Salerno Completes Two-day Trip to Texas, Delivers Keynote at Center for Offshore Safety Forum and Visits MWCC Facilities

MON, APRIL 14, 2014, 11:12 AM EST

BSEE Director Brian Salerno completed a two-day trip to Texas, where he met with stakeholders and viewed critical pieces of safety equipment. While there he delivered a keynote address at the second annual Center for Offshore Safety Forum in Houston. Read More >