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Photos of some of the women at BSEE with backgrounds in STEM.

Women in STEM at BSEE - Reducing Risk Offshore Each Day

FRI, APRIL 17, 2015, 01:21 PM EST

At the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, women with STEM backgrounds serve in numerous leadership roles and play integral parts in BSEE's decision-making. Read about their work to reduce offshore risks here. Read More (bsee.gov) >


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NPS: Find Your Park During National Park Week

FRI, APRIL 17, 2015, 12:11 PM EST

The National Park Service invites you to find your park during National Park Week, April 18-26, and NPS kicks off the week by featuring free admission to all parks this weekend, April 18-19. Read More (nps.gov) >


Photos of BLM's informational booth at a career fair and BLMers talking to students visiting the booth.

Web Reads: BLM Nevada Promotes Career Options to Local Youth

FRI, APRIL 17, 2015, 10:28 AM EST

Using photo panels highlighting careers in the outdoors and hands-on workplace equipment, BLM employees in Nevada helped crowds of students at a recent career fair explore potential their potential futures with the BLM. Read More (tumblr.com) >


California condor

USFWS: California Condor and its 9.5-foot Wingspan Spread to Mexico

THU, APRIL 16, 2015, 10:31 AM EST

Don’t let the name fool you. California condors used to call many areas of North America home. Now, some are moving back to Mexico. Read More (fws.gov) >


Researchers approach Blackfoot Glacier in Glacier National Park.

USGS: April Showers may Bring May Flowers, but Winter Snow is Water in the Bank

THU, APRIL 16, 2015, 10:20 AM EST

The type of precipitation falling from the sky matters, especially for delicate mountain ecosystems. It’s really all about snow. Read More (usgs.gov) >


Some of the many photos of the event from the park's Facebook page.

NPS: Ford's Theatre National Historic Site Commemorates 150th of Lincoln's Assassination

THU, APRIL 16, 2015, 08:14 AM EST

Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site commemorated the 150th anniversary of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln with 36 hours of around-the-clock programming at the theater and the Petersen House, where Lincoln died. Read More >


Outdoor recreation specialists from BLM and Forest Service visiting a lava tube in central Oregon.

Web Reads: BLM: Cave and Karst Training Promotes Protection of Fragile Resources

WED, APRIL 15, 2015, 01:48 PM EST

BLM and Forest Service staff recently got an up-close look a lava tube in central Oregon, as part of a training session BLM cave specialists led on cave and karst management. BLM manages more than 1,500 caves and karsts in 11 states across the West. Read More (tumblr.com) >


Photos from USFWS blog of bobcat catching its prey on the beack, photo/text identifying characteristics of bobcat, and map showing where catch took place.

USFWS: True Story: Bobcat Catches a Shark

TUE, APRIL 14, 2015, 11:52 AM EST

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service digs up additional information on an incredible "bobcatch" in this Open Spaces blog. Read More (fws.gov) >


USGS photo of a cooling tower at a coal-power plant on the shore of Lake Michigan.

USGS: The Water-Energy Nexus: An Earth Science Perspective

TUE, APRIL 14, 2015, 10:28 AM EST

A new USGS report draws on Earth Science to examine the issues the United States faces as it strives to to develop a sustainable supply of freshwater for humans and ecosystems while ensuring the availability of energy resources for future generations. Read More (usgs.gov) >


Archaeologists at work.

Reclamation: What Lies Beneath - Geophysics, Archaeology Come Together at Mojave Desert Site

TUE, APRIL 14, 2015, 09:48 AM EST

Reclamation archaeologists at the prehistoric Larder site are testing the reliability of the data they can gather by using remote-sensing techniques rather than invasive excavation. Their results could apply to projects throughout the Mojave Desert. Read More (usbr.gov) >


Screenshot from DOI video: Cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C.

Web Reads: DOI Video: Predicting the Cherry Blossoms

MON, APRIL 13, 2015, 12:32 PM EST

Go behind the scenes to learn how the National Park Service predicts peak bloom for the cherry blossoms on the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C. Watch Video >


BLM-Nevada, DOI-ITAP and Chilean officials tour a stormwater-control basin at a waste-rock facility.

Bureau of Land Management's Mine-Closure Process Goes Global

MON, APRIL 13, 2015, 11:31 AM EST

At the request of DOI's International Technical Assistance Program, BLM-Nevada recently shared its 30 years of mine-closure experience with Chilean mining officials. Read More >


NPS Facebook photos of the event

National Park Service Commemorates 150th Anniversary of Surrender at Appomattox

MON, APRIL 13, 2015, 09:33 AM EST

Between April 8, and April 12, more than 20,000 visitors came to Appomattox Court House National Historical Park to attend events commemorating the 150th anniversary of the surrender at Appomattox and the effective end of the Civil War. Read More >


USFWS public affairs specialist Matt Trott meets Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell

Web Reads: USFWS Public Affairs Specialist Matt Trott Interviewed by CAREERS AND THE disABLED

WED, APRIL 8, 2015, 03:15 PM EST

In an interview with CAREERS AND THE disABLED, Matt Trott, a public affairs specialist with USFWS, discusses the emphasis USFWS places on diversity and the personal opportunities and support he has received from leadership and coworkers at USFWS and DOI. Read More (e-ditionsbyfry.com) >


BLM's Joyce Schlachter wearing her BLM uniform -- and a snake around her neck.

Web Reads: Meet BLM-California Biologist Joyce Schlachter

WED, APRIL 8, 2015, 02:20 PM EST

BLM's My Public Lands Tumblr blog interviews wildlife biologist Joyce Schlachter for Women in STEM Wednesday. Read More (tumblr.com) >


Logos for USGS, EPA and Blue Legacy

Seeing into Water in New Ways: The Visualizing Nutrients Challenge

WED, APRIL 8, 2015, 01:39 PM EST

The U.S. Geological Survey, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Blue Legacy International (a nonprofit organization) announce the Visualizing Nutrients Challenge, an innovation competition with $15,000 in cash prizes. Read More (usgs.gov) >


Photos of some of the DOI women who shared their stories at this year's IBC event.

IBC: Weaving the Stories of Women's Lives

WED, APRIL 8, 2015, 07:51 AM EST

This year's National Women's History Month theme, “Weaving the Stories of Women's Lives,” gave employees at IBC an opportunity to honor the achievements of women at DOI in two well attended events in Denver, Colo., and in the D.C. metro area. Read More (doi.gov) >


Bison grazing at winning national wildlife refuge

USFWS: And the Winner is ...

MON, APRIL 6, 2015, 11:33 AM EST

USA TODAY asked readers to pick the Best National Wildlife Refuge. The votes are in and the top 10 have been announced. Read More (fws.gov) >


NPS file photo: closeup of the cherry blossoms

NPS: Plan Your Visit to D.C.'s Cherry Blossoms

MON, APRIL 6, 2015, 09:25 AM EST

For more than 100 years, the cherry blossoms have made springtime magical in Washington, D.C. To find out when the trees will bloom, how to get to them and other things you can do once you are there, head to this National Park Service website. Read More (nps.gov) >


Sun rising in the Headwaters Forest Reserve

BLM-California: Arcata Field Office Marks 15 Years of Headwaters Restoration Success

MON, APRIL 6, 2015, 08:59 AM EST

The Bureau of Land Management shares the lessons it has learned and the strides it has made after 15 years of working with its partner, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, to restore the unique landscape of Headwaters Forest Reserve. Read More (blm.gov) >


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