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BLM Souteastern States Field Office employees holding items they've gathered for care packages for the homeless.

Web Reads: BLMers Giving Back: Southeastern States Field Office Employees Continue Annual Holiday Giving

THU, DECEMBER 18, 2014, 02:03 PM EST

Each year, employees with the BLM Southeastern States Field Office in Jackson, Miss., select a local charity to assist. This holiday season they helping an area organization gather everyday items for care packages for the homeless. Read More (tumblr.com) >


Photo from USGS genetic-research fact sheet: NPS photo of an invasive Burmese python in the Everglades

USGS Amps up Environmental DNA Research with New DNA Machine

THU, DECEMBER 18, 2014, 12:13 PM EST

USGS has acquired a state-of-the-art genetic-analysis machine that will help advance environmental DNA research. The use of eDNA could assist resource managers nationwide, conserve imperiled species and improve control efforts of invasive species. Read More (usgs.gov) >


Reclamation Commissioner Estevan López

Estevan Lopez Confirmed as 22nd Commissioner for Bureau of Reclamation

THU, DECEMBER 18, 2014, 11:32 AM EST

The U.S. Senate has confirmed Estevan López as commissioner of Reclamation. López, who had been serving as principal deputy commissioner since Oct. 8, will take the helm of the 5,500-person agency that manages water and generates power in the western U.S. Read More (usbr.gov) >


NPS graphic of a geyser

NPS: Yellowstone Geyser Eruption Predictions Now Available on Your Smartphone, Tablet

WED, DECEMBER 17, 2014, 01:38 PM EST

You can now discover the natural wonder of the most famous geyser of all, Old Faithful, and other geysers with a free National Park Service app that you can use during your visit to Yellowstone National Park and at home. Read More (nps.gov) >


Student Conservation Association intern Stacey Kinney banding a duck and a USFWS national wildlife refuge

USFWS: Even With Ducks Flipping Out, Duck Banding Taught Stacey Kinney a Lot

WED, DECEMBER 17, 2014, 12:26 PM EST

Stacey Kinney, who spent her summer as a Student Conservation Association intern at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's North Mississippi Refuges Complex, recalls an experience banding ducks. Read More (fws.gov) >


Part of a USGS graph showing the number of questions USGS scientists answer per month as part of the Ask-A- Geologist project.

USGS: Twenty Years of Ask-A-Geologist

WED, DECEMBER 17, 2014, 09:48 AM EST

Since Oct. 4, 1994, U.S. Geological Survey scientists have answered about 60,000 Earth-science questions from the public as part of the USGS Ask-A-Geologist project. Read More (usgs.gov) >


Underwater photo of an octopod examining the arm of a deep-submergence vehicle.

100 New Species of Marine Life Discovered through BOEM Collaborative Research in Gulf of Mexico

WED, DECEMBER 17, 2014, 08:28 AM EST

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced the availability of a two-volume report on a 5-year BOEM-NOAA-funded study that examined chemosynthetic communities, cold-water corals and other animals in the Gulf of Mexico. Read More (boem.gov) >


Screenshot from BLM video: Paiute youth outside at Camp Kwiyamunsti.

Web Reads: BLM Video: Camp Kwiyamuntsi -- Rich Heritage, Bright Futures for Southern Paiute

WED, DECEMBER 17, 2014, 07:52 AM EST

Every August, BLM-Utah and its sister agencies partner with the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah to host outdoor fun and learning for native youth at Camp Kwiyamuntsi. Read More (youtube.com) >


USFWS photo of a red knot standing in the middle of other birds along the shoreline.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Protects 'Astronauts'

TUE, DECEMBER 16, 2014, 11:15 AM EST

Some rufa red knots, now protected as threatened, fly almost 19,000 miles every year. The oldest known rufa red knot, nicknamed Moonbird, has flown enough miles in his lifetime to journey to the moon and at least partway back. Read More (fws.gov) >


USGS map of Mars

New USGS Map of Mars Most Detailed One Yet

MON, DECEMBER 15, 2014, 09:51 AM EST

The U.S. Geological Survey released its highest resolution geologic map of Mars today, and it is the most detailed representation of the Red Planet to date. Read More (usgs.gov) >


Clouds enveloping the Grand Canyon

NPS: Grand Canyon Fills with Sea of Clouds

MON, DECEMBER 15, 2014, 09:12 AM EST

A rare ground inversion last Thursday filled the Grand Canyon from rim to rim with a sea of clouds. Read More >


Adrian Grayshield, assistant fire Mmnagement officer with Bureau of Indian Affairs and Carson District BLM, at work.

Web Reads: BLMers Giving Back: A Veteran Helping Veterans in His Community

MON, DECEMBER 15, 2014, 08:25 AM EST

In November, Adrian Grayshield, assistant fire management officer with Bureau of Indian Affairs and Carson District BLM, had the privilege to volunteer six hours for the Northern Nevada Veteran’s Coalition 'Heroes Hand Up' program. Read More (tumblr.com) >


OSMRE Director Joe Pizarchik standing beside 2014 ECHO award honoree R. John Dawes.

OSMRE Echo Award Goes to R. John Dawes

MON, DECEMBER 15, 2014, 08:11 AM EST

Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Director Joe Pizarchik on Dec. 10 presented OSMRE's 2014 ECHO (Environment, Community, Humanity and Ownership) award to R. John Dawes, executive director, Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds. Read More (osmre.gov) >


With their own pair of wings, imaginations soar as third-grade students mimic the California condor, during a Connecting People with Nature program led by the Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office.

USFWS: Finding a Sense of Place in Southern California

FRI, DECEMBER 12, 2014, 12:14 PM EST

At the intersection of abundant wild places, Fillmore elementary students bond with rare wildlife. Read More (fws.gov) >


USGS map of the 2011 earthquake in Virginia

USGS: Fault 'Crossroads' May Have Been Origin Point for 2011 Virginia Earthquake

FRI, DECEMBER 12, 2014, 12:05 PM EST

The 2011 East Coast earthquake felt by people from Georgia to Canada likely originated from a fault “junction” just outside of Mineral, Va., according to new USGS research published in the Geological Society of America’s Special Papers. Read More (usgs.gov) >


Lockkeeper's House

NPS: Grant to Restore National Mall's 177-year-old Lockkeeper's House

FRI, DECEMBER 12, 2014, 09:09 AM EST

A $1 million grant will help to restore and preserve the Lockkeeper’s House on the National Mall. The 177-year-old house is the oldest existing structure on the National Mall. Read More >


Visitors walking along a trail between 25 activity stations at Sabino Canyon Recreation Area

BLM: Arizona Celebrates Wilderness Act 50th Anniversary

THU, DECEMBER 11, 2014, 12:36 PM EST

On Nov. 8 thousands of participants and dozens of partner organizations including the Bureau of Land Management, took part in the Wild for Wilderness Festival at Sabino Canyon, Arizona. Read More >


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USFWS: Great Bird Festivals at National Wildlife Refuges

THU, DECEMBER 11, 2014, 10:45 AM EST

Surprise. You don’t have to be a serious birder to get a kick out of a bird festival at a National Wildlife Refuge. All you need is a wish to see skies suddenly fill with more birds than you’ve ever seen before. Read More >


Group photo of OSMRE/VISTA Team

DOI/VISTA, OSMRE/VISTA, and OSMRE/AmeriCorps Teams Highlight Fourth Quarter Accomplishments for Fiscal Year 2014

THU, DECEMBER 11, 2014, 08:01 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 >


Area USGS scientists mapped along the Delaware-Maryland-Virginia coast.

USGS Scientists Conduct Comprehensive Seafloor Mapping off the Delmarva Peninsula

WED, DECEMBER 10, 2014, 09:00 AM EST

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, USGS scientists this summer directed new research toward mapping the seafloor along the Delmarva Peninsula. The data they collected will provide new insights into the past, present and future of this coastal system. Read More (usgs.gov) >


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