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Snow machines lined up for a day of fun in the snow and sun.

BLM-Alaska: Wounded Warriors Enjoy Alaska Snow Race

FRI, APRIL 24, 2015, 11:21 AM EST

There are many ways to support our troops, but perhaps one of the coolest is with snow machines and playing cards. BLM-Alaska's Steve Weeks and Rhonda Williams on March 28 assisted the Valdez Snowmachine Club at its annual Wounded Warrior Poker Run. Read More >


Phi Beta Sigmas touring Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

USFWS: A Vital Partnership Takes Root, And Urban Kids Will Benefit

FRI, APRIL 24, 2015, 08:54 AM EST

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe shares his thoughts on the one-year anniversary of USFWS' partnership with Phi Beta Sigma, one of the nation’s oldest and most prominent African American fraternities. Read More (fws.gov) >


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Three Teams Take Top Honors in Desal Prize at Bureau of Reclamation's Brackish Groundwater National Desalination Research Facility

FRI, APRIL 24, 2015, 07:10 AM EST

The Bureau of Reclamation and USAID have announced the April 9-11 winners of the Desal Prize, a competition that challenged worldwide innovators to create desalination technologies that are cost effective, energy efficient and environmentally sustainable. Read More >


Photos of some of the more than 400 volunteers at the event.

NPS: Cultivating a Living Memorial at Flight 93

THU, APRIL 23, 2015, 12:39 PM EST

Volunteers at Plant a Tree at Flight 93-2015 "find their park" while helping the National Park Service and its partners cultivate a living memorial for today and into the next century. Read More >


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NPS: Bil Vandergraff Receives 2014 Harry Yount Award

WED, APRIL 22, 2015, 01:24 PM EST

Deep in the Grand Canyon, “One L Bil” is the go-to guy for any situation. Renowned for his extensive skills, calm demeanor, and institutional knowledge, park ranger Bil Vandergraff has been involved in more than 2,000 search-and-rescue missions. Read More >


Text: Earth Day 2015; image: butterfly, green earth, and blue sky

Celebrate Earth Day with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

WED, APRIL 22, 2015, 07:35 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. Check out USFWS' 20 ecotips, events near you, and other ways you can take action here. Read More (fws.gov) >


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IBC: Main Interior Building Receives Green Facelift

WED, APRIL 22, 2015, 07:29 AM EST

Through the partnership between the Interior Business Center and the Office of Facilities and the Administration Services, the Department of the Interior’s building in Washington, D.C., will receive a green facelift. Read More (doi.gov) >


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USGS: Happy Earth Day 2015

WED, APRIL 22, 2015, 07:19 AM EST

The USGS is joining people across the world to celebrate Earth Day on April 22. To help build environmental awareness, the USGS has outlined some of the critical issues facing our planet, as well as science projects underway to address these challenges. Read More (usgs.gov) >


From left, BLM archaeologists Ryan Howell, C.J. Truesdale, and Doug Melton pose outside the National Wild Turkey Federation Convention's Family Adventure Village

BLM Archaeologists Show How Old School Turkey Hunting Is Done

TUE, APRIL 21, 2015, 11:37 AM EST

BLM archaeologists Doug Melton, C.J. Truesdale and Ryan Howell recently attended the National Wild Turkey Federation Convention in Nashville, Tenn., to demonstrate the prehistoric-hunting techniques that were used before the bow and arrow were invented. Read More >


DOI/VISTA Sarah Deleon standing beside a student and holding a California Newt at Sequoia National Park.

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and DOI/VISTA Sarah Deleon Recognized for Building Career Pathway Program

TUE, APRIL 21, 2015, 09:32 AM EST

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and DOI/VISTA Sarah Deleon have won recognition from the Visalia Unified School District for their exemplary commitment to developing the first model career pathway in the community and parks’ 125-year history. Read More >


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Latest BOEM Ocean Science Newsletter Highlights Oil Spill Risk Analysis

TUE, APRIL 21, 2015, 08:24 AM EST

The latest issue of BOEM's Ocean Science is now online. This issue highlights the Oil Spill Risk Analysis model that scientists use to estimate the probabilities for oil spills to occur and contact various environmental and economic resources. Read More (boem.gov) >


Lt. Marshall Jerry Marshall, USPP, looking at a presentation screen as he speaks to attendees at a training class.

U.S. Park Police Hold 'Below 100' Safety Training for Law Enforcement

MON, APRIL 20, 2015, 01:25 PM EST

The U.S. Park Police on April 8 hosted a law enforcement training course at its Anacostia Operations Facility, introducing the Below 100 safety initiative to more than 100 members of the law enforcement community from more than 10 different agencies. Read More >


Group photo of volunteers and a student wearing red and white top hats.

DOI Employees Participate in National Read Across America Initiative at D.C. Local Schools

MON, APRIL 20, 2015, 11:13 AM EST

On March 2, and March 16, representatives from the Department of the Interior donned red and white top hats, like Dr. Seuss' "Cat in the Hat," and served as guest readers for the National Read Across America Initiative at three of DOI's partner schools. Read More >


Girl Scouts and conservation leaders celebrating monarchs at San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge.

USFWS: A Small Step for the Monarch - a Giant Leap for Conservation

MON, APRIL 20, 2015, 08:24 AM EST

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe blogs about planting milkweed and more for pollinators. Read More (fws.gov) >


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) >


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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 >


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