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Black-and-white photo of the Walker Barn by Martin Oliver, BLM.

Web Reads: BLM Blogs This Week Featuring Ghost Towns, Historic Spooky Places

FRI, OCTOBER 31, 2014, 12:56 PM EST

The Bureau of Land Management administers hundreds of historic sites on public lands, like homesteads, mining camps, and, yes — ghost towns. Read More (tumblr.com) >


Tannar Francis, a Pathways student, working in the USFWS fisheries program in Maine.

Web Reads: USFWS: Childhood Adventures Inspire Life Career Goals

FRI, OCTOBER 31, 2014, 12:18 PM EST

As a child Tannar Francis was introduced to the natural world as part of the Penobscot Indian Nation. As a college student and USFWS intern, his dream is to have a career as a fisheries biologist near his home in Maine. Read More (wordpress.com) >


OSMRE logo for its Excellence in Surface Coal Mining Reclamation Award

OSMRE Video Highlights Winners of 2014 Excellence in Surface Coal Mining Reclamation Awards

FRI, OCTOBER 31, 2014, 11:25 AM EST

On Oct. 27, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement honored three coal companies for their high-quality reclamation of coal mines in Mississippi, West Virginia, and Wyoming. In this video, OSMRE presents the stories behind the winners. Read More (osmre.gov) >


Lake Clark National Park field crew member capturing coho salmon in a seine net on the Resurrection River.
Photo by James Kramer, NPS.

NPS: Seeking Out Silver: A Radio Telemetry Study on the Resurrection River in Alaska

THU, OCTOBER 30, 2014, 10:57 AM EST

Lake Clark and Kenai Fjords National Park biologists have nearly completed their field season investigating silver (coho) salmon in the upper Resurrection River system. Resurrection Bay drainages produce one of Alaska's largest coho-salmon sport fisheries Read More (nps.gov) >


Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement employees taking part in a crane course at BSEE's National Offshore Training Program.

BSEE's National Offshore Training Program Shows Continued Growth in 2014

THU, OCTOBER 30, 2014, 08:53 AM EST

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement's National Offshore Training Program continued to grow in fiscal year 2014, with more technical courses, increased participants, and more contact hours with BSEE staff. Read More (bsee.gov) >


2013 BLM Hardrock Mineral Community Outreach and Security Award Winner -- Stillwater Mining Company

BLM Announces Reclamation and Sustainable Mineral Development Award Winners

THU, OCTOBER 30, 2014, 08:34 AM EST

The Bureau of Land Management has recognized four companies for advancing the use of sustainable development in their work on public lands. Michael Nedd, BLM assistant director for Energy, Minerals and Realty Management, announced the winners on Oct. 27. Read More (blm.gov) >


USGS rapid deployment gauge installed to collect real-time water-level and meteorological data, Pettaquamscutt River, Narrangasett, R.I. Photograph by Andrew Waite, USGS.

USGS Science Feature: Hurricane Sandy, What We Know Now

THU, OCTOBER 30, 2014, 07:47 AM EST

USGS posts Hurricane Sandy research for resilience and restoration along the coast. Read More (usgs.gov) >


Coastal habitat erosion in Brevard County, Fla.,
Oct. 27, 2012. Photo courtesy of Brevard County
Natural Resources Management Department.

On Second Anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, BOEM and Florida Sign Agreement to Evaluate Sand Resources for Coastal Resilience and Restoration Planning

WED, OCTOBER 29, 2014, 01:08 PM EST

On the second anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the state of Florida signed a two-year cooperative agreement totaling $200,000 to evaluate sand resources for coastal resilience and restoration planning. Read More (boem.gov) >


The storm surge from Hurricane Sandy leaves much of Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge under water. Photo byThe storm surge from Hurricane Sandy leaves much of Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge under water. Photo by J. Fair, USFWS.

USFWS: Mapping Hurricane Sandy Recovery and Resilience Projects

WED, OCTOBER 29, 2014, 11:05 AM EST

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's interactive story map - Building a More Resilient Atlantic Coast - is a web-based way to learn about recovery and resilience projects undertaken after Hurricane Sandy and managed by the USFWS. Read More (fws.gov) >


Closeup of a bat

BLM's Abandoned Mine Lands Program and Bat Conservation International Celebrate Five Years of Partnership

WED, OCTOBER 29, 2014, 10:45 AM EST

To help simultaneously manage public safety and protect bat populations, for the last five years The Bureau of Land Management's Abandoned Mine Lands Program has partnered with Bat Conservation International. Read More >


Camels resting at El Morro National Monument in New Mexico.

NPS: El Morro National Monument Commemorates U.S. Camel Corps

WED, OCTOBER 29, 2014, 09:38 AM EST

The "Camel Corps Commemoration,” a four-day event held in mid-September, drew high visitation to the monument. It commemorated an 1857 experiment by the Army testing camels as beasts of burden in the punishing deserts of the American Southwest. Read More >


endangered Amargosa vole

BLM-California: Bouncing Baby Voles Bring New Hope for One of North America's Most Endangered Mammals

TUE, OCTOBER 28, 2014, 11:06 AM EST

Biologists recently determined the endangered Amargosa vole had an 82 percent chance of going extinct within the next five years. So, BLM and its partners jumped into action to rescue the tiny rodent, which lives in the rare marshes of the Mojave Desert. Read More (blm.gov) >


USFWS photo of a male African lion reclining under a tree.

USFWS: The African Lion Needs Our Help

TUE, OCTOBER 28, 2014, 10:07 AM EST

USFWS Director Dan Ashe blogs about the African lion: For centuries, the African lion has been the emblem of royalty – and a universal symbol of strength, nobility and power. But as powerful as lions may be, evidence shows they need our help to survive. Read More (fws.gov) >


2012 photo: Storm surge from Hurricane Sandy flooding the Battery Park Underpass in New York City, N.Y.

USGS Science Feature: Storm Surge Caused Major Damage During Hurricane Sandy

MON, OCTOBER 27, 2014, 01:30 PM EST

Two years ago, Hurricane Sandy left a path of destruction that communities are still working to overcome. This past summer, USGS embarked on an effort to build a new sensor network that will provide vital storm-tide Information during future storms. Read More (usgs.gov) >


Idaho State University students brushing and cleaning a mammoth skull

Reclamation: Mammoth Fossil Recovered from American Falls Reservoir

MON, OCTOBER 27, 2014, 12:47 PM EST

The Bureau of Reclamation reports that the fossil remains of a more than 70,000 year-old mammoth discovered near American Falls Reservoir last week were excavated and transferred to the Idaho Museum of Natural History in Pocatello. Read More (usbr.gov) >


NPS photo of the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. (The center will benefit from new intelligent lighting systems and energy-efficient bulbs.)

Washington Area National Parks Make Nationally Unprecedented Investment in Energy Conservation

MON, OCTOBER 27, 2014, 08:10 AM EST

The National Park Service is investing $29 million in 81 individual energy efficiency and water conservation projects at national parks throughout the greater Washington region. Read More (nps.gov) >


BLM Honor Guard participating in a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery

Web Reads: BLM National Fire and Aviation Honor Guard Participates in Memorials

MON, OCTOBER 27, 2014, 08:01 AM EST

The 12 members of the BLM National Fire and Aviation Honor Guard brought their unique and powerful brand of honor, dignity, and service to the Washington, D.C. area from Oct. 8-12. Read More (tumblr.com) >


USFWS biologist climbing a tree to make improvements to a woodpecker's habitat.

USFWS Open Spaces Blog: Surrogate Woodpecker - What One Biologist Does for Species Recovery!

FRI, OCTOBER 24, 2014, 01:19 PM EST

Wildlife biologist Robert Allen climbs ladders and builds artificial nest and roost cavities for the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker as part of a recovery effort to enhance nesting habitat in the four national forests in east Texas. Read More (fws.gov) >


USGS photo of hibernating little brown bat showing the white muzzle that is typical of white-nose syndrome.

USGS Science Feature: Trick or Treat - The Frightening Threats to Bats

FRI, OCTOBER 24, 2014, 01:05 PM EST

Each year on Halloween, as children dress up and go door to door looking for treats and excitement, bats — the very animal we associate with the celebration — are in serious trouble, and we need to “treat” them with the respect they deserve. Read More (usgs.gov) >


Screenshot from Reclamation video on quagga-mussel research

Reclamation Study Highlights Findings on Coatings to Control Attachment of Invasive Mussels to Water, Power Facilities

FRI, OCTOBER 24, 2014, 12:38 PM EST

Reclamation has released a report summarizing six years of testing more than 100 anti-fouling and foul-release coatings to control the attachment of quagga and zebra mussels to water and power facilities. Read More (usbr.gov) >


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