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Hunter using an accessible ramp at the refuge.

Web Reads: USFWS: Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge Opens New Accessible Hunting Blind

WED, OCTOBER 22, 2014, 12:12 PM EST

To help ALL members of the public connect with America’s wild places, the Fish and Wildlife Service built an accessible hunting blind at Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge in Idaho for use by people with disabilities. The response has been awesome. Read More ( >

DOI employeees Katharine Campbell and Stephanie Marrone planting flowers at C. Melvin Sharpe Health School.

DOI Employees Participate in D.C. Schools Annual Beautification Day

WED, OCTOBER 22, 2014, 09:08 AM EST

As part of the Department of the Interior’s education outreach, DOI representatives participated in the D.C. Public Schools Annual Beautification Day, at C. Melvin Sharpe Health School, and Ross Elementary School. Read More >

Students at Fire Island National Seashore using a magnifying glass to examine grains of sand on a beach.

NPS: A Coastal Classroom: Reaching the Next Generation of Park Stewards

TUE, OCTOBER 21, 2014, 10:41 AM EST

New York metropolitan-area educators participating in Fire Island National Seashore's Oct. 15 educators' workshop discovered how to use place-based learning to teach students about their local environment. Read More ( >

Photos of BLM paleo intern Hannah Cowan at a dinosaur excavation i Utah.

Web Reads: BLM Paleo Intern Joins Excavation of Prehistoric Predator in Utah

TUE, OCTOBER 21, 2014, 09:25 AM EST

In recognition of National Fossil Day, the Bureau of Land Management featured BLM paleo intern Hannah Cowan's story about the time she spent working on at dinosaur excavation at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah. Read More ( >

Photo of USPP graduates and CONTOMS logo

Web Reads: U.S. Park Police Host 117th Graduation Ceremony for Counter Narcotics Terrorism Operational Medical Support Program

TUE, OCTOBER 21, 2014, 08:21 AM EST

U.S. Park Police hosted 46 members of various agencies at the 117th graduation ceremony for the Counter Narcotics Terrorism Operational Medical Support Program. Participants completed 56 hours of medical training to support special law-enforcement teams. Read More ( >

National Cyber Security Awareness Month poster

IBC: Cybersecurity Awareness is Everyone's Responsibility

MON, OCTOBER 20, 2014, 09:07 AM EST

Recognizing the importance of cybersecurity awareness, President Obama has designated October as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The Stop.Think.Connect. Campaign, a national public awareness campaign, offers these simple steps to be safer online. Read More ( >

House collapsed on top of a car.

USGS: Progress Toward Safer Future Since 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake

MON, OCTOBER 20, 2014, 08:33 AM EST

Just minutes before the start of the third game of the 1989 World Series in San Francisco, a magnitude 6.9 earthquake rocked Northern California from Monterey to San Francisco. The quake killed at least 63 people and hospitalized another 350. Read More ( >

USFWS Special Agent James R. Gale in foreground; Washington Monument in background

Combating Global Wildlife Trafficking Top Priority for USFWS, James Gale

MON, OCTOBER 20, 2014, 07:57 AM EST

James Gale, special agent in charge, Office of Law Enforcement - Special Operations Division, has worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for more than 22 years and oversees four OLES programs. Here he shares what he most enjoys about his work. Read More ( >

Reclamation Facebook photo of an employee, mascot, and dogs at the event.

Reclamation-Pacific Northwest Region: Reclamation Takes Safety to the Dogs

THU, OCTOBER 16, 2014, 01:02 PM EST

In an event that can only be described as a puppy Halloween party, Bureau of Reclamation employees in Idaho got the word out about the dangers of letting four-legged friends swim in water canals. Read More ( >

Students participating in a ShakeOut drill in Virginia.

USGS: Get Ready to ShakeOut on October 16

THU, OCTOBER 16, 2014, 12:30 PM EST

Today, more than 25 million people worldwide are practicing how to “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” during the International ShakeOut Day of Action. The USGS is a proud founder and supporter of these earthquake-preparedness drills. Read More ( >

BSEE expert talking to a person visiting the bureau's  display titled

BSEE Experts Speak at Prevention First Conference in California

THU, OCTOBER 16, 2014, 11:08 AM EST

Experts with the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement shared the latest on BSEE's Environmental Management Systems program and its pipeline-inspection program with audiences at the 2014 Prevention First Conference in California. Read More ( >

BLM-Utah Facebook photos of Abby Kirsten and her trip to Utah

Web Reads: BLM: City Light to Desert Hikes - How Utah Changed My Life

THU, OCTOBER 16, 2014, 07:56 AM EST

Born-and-bred city girl Abby Kirstein had always pictured spending her life among the busy streets and noisy neighborhoods that filled her childhood, but her recent seasonal experience at BLM's Price Field Office in Utah has forever changed that vision. Read More ( >

Migratory birds in flight in foreground; water and mountains in background.

USFWS: Protected Paths - Cross-Continental Journey to Conserve Migratory Birds

WED, OCTOBER 15, 2014, 12:27 PM EST

Follow northern pintails and lesser yellowlegs from their breeding grounds in the far north to wintering sites as far as the tip of South America and learn how the Fish and Wildlife Service is working to protect these and other migratory birds. Read More ( >

DOI, U.S. Coast Guard and BSEE leaders touring a lab at Ohmsett

DOI, BSEE and Coast Guard Leaders Visit Ohmsett

TUE, OCTOBER 14, 2014, 12:14 PM EST

Leaders from the Department of the Interior, U.S. Coast Guard, and Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement recently toured Ohmsett, BSEE's National Oil Spill Response Research and Renewable Energy Test Facility in Leonardo, N.J. Read More ( >

Two WINS members comparing possible bone-fragment finds in Montana.

BLM: It's a WIN: Philly, Montana and Dinosaur Bones

TUE, OCTOBER 14, 2014, 12:00 PM EST

What do you do with a group of girls from Philadelphia, Pa., who’ve shown an interest in Natural Science? How about packing them on a plane, flying them to Montana and hitting the field for some dinosaur-bone hunting? Read More >

USGS photo of a scientist studying

USGS Great Lakes Science Center Blog: Let's 'Wrack' and Roll!

FRI, OCTOBER 10, 2014, 12:13 PM EST

In her new, two-part blog, Meredith Nevers, a research ecologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, sorts through items that wash up along Great Lakes coastlines and what these accumulations mean for food webs and ecosystem health. Read More ( >

migratory shorebirds

USFWS Open Spaces Blog: Strong After Sandy

FRI, OCTOBER 10, 2014, 11:44 AM EST

Since Hurricane Sandy roared ashore in 2012, the USFWS and the Department of the Interior have worked with partners to restore and strengthen coastal areas to help local communities, as well as wildlife, better withstand future storms. Read More ( >

Secretary Jewell speaking from behind a lectern at the memorial

NPS: Disabled Veterans Memorial Dedicated on National Mall

THU, OCTOBER 9, 2014, 02:32 PM EST

President Barack Obama joined Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Secretary of Veterans Affairs Bob McDonald in dedicating the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial on Sunday, Oct. 5. Read More >

USGS photo of mangrove trees over the edge of a body of water

USGS Science Feature: Mangroves Protecting Corals from Climate Change

THU, OCTOBER 9, 2014, 01:37 PM EST

Certain types of corals, invertebrates of the sea that have been on Earth for millions of years, appear to have found a way to survive some of their most destructive threats by attaching to and growing under mangrove roots. Read More ( >

USFWS photo of kids jumping on the banks of the Selawik River in Alaska and waving towels that show the blue goose, symbol of the National Wildlife Refuge System.

USFWS: Celebrate Your Nature! National Wildlife Refuge Week

THU, OCTOBER 9, 2014, 08:13 AM EST

USFWS invites America to celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week (Oct. 12-18) by visiting a wildlife refuge. While you enjoy the fishing or hiking or just the tranquility, learn how wildlife refuges conserve your wildlife heritage and enrich your life. Read More ( >

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