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Ballet Folklorico dancers at the 2013 San Jose Fandango. Photo by Nathan Sargent, NPS.

NPS: National Park Service Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

FRI, SEPTEMBER 19, 2014, 01:06 PM EST

The National Park Service celebrates America's rich Hispanic history and culture with Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 - Oct. 15. Learn about the people, the places and the stories here. Read More (nps.gov) >


BLM-Utah paleontologist cleaning up dinoosaur tracks

Web Reads: BLM Utah Shares Dinosaur Discoveries Through State-of-the-Art Technology and Interpretive Sites

FRI, SEPTEMBER 19, 2014, 12:58 PM EST

To date, nearly 300 different species of dinosaur have been discovered in Utah, and through interpretive sites and technology, the BLM in Utah is making those discoveries on the lands it administers accessible to the public and scientific community. Read More (tumblr.com) >


NPS photo: Ranger leading a hike at Indian Dunes National Lakeshore,

NPS: Find Wellness in a Park Near You!

WED, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014, 10:09 AM EST

Wellness Week, Sept. 13-19, 2014, is a great time to get outside, enjoy time with family and friends, and give yourself the gift of better health by enjoying time in a park near you. Read More (nps.gov) >


USGS hydrograph

USGS: Streamgages Measure Drought, Earthquake Impacts on Water

WED, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014, 09:49 AM EST

While the national streamflow database is documenting evidence of California’s historic drought, the database is also confirming another recently seen hydrologic phenomenon: earthquake-induced increases in streamflow. Read More (usgs.gov) >


USPP Officer Carl Hiott (far right) stands with other TOP COP awardees for 2014 in this group photo.

In the News: U.S Park Police Officer Who Shot Navy Yard Gunman Shares His Story with The Washington Post

TUE, SEPTEMBER 16, 2014, 10:47 AM EST

U.S. Park Police Officer Carl Hiott, one of two officers who shot and killed Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis on Sept. 16, 2013, shares his story with The Washington Post. Read More (washingtonpost.com) >


Screenshot from USFWS ivorycrush video

USFWS: Calling All Artists: Elephants Need Your Skills

TUE, SEPTEMBER 16, 2014, 10:26 AM EST

In November 2013, the Fish and Wildlife Service crushed six tons of seized elephant ivory. Now we are asking you to design a way to display the crushed ivory so that it raises awareness of the illegal wildlife trade and reduces demand for illegal ivory Read More (fws.gov) >


Dozens of small,silver least chub fish viewed through a plastic bag filled with water.

BLM-Utah: Bureau of Land Management Helped in Big Effort That Protected Tiny Fish

MON, SEPTEMBER 15, 2014, 11:26 AM EST

The BLM's work with the people in Utah to keep the least chub off of the government's endangered species list has paid off with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's decision to remove the tiny, ancient fish from the Candidate Species List Read More >


NPS Flight 93 National Memorial:  Bells of Remembrance

NPS-Flight 93 National Memorial: Sept. 11 Heroes Honored at Annual Ceremony

MON, SEPTEMBER 15, 2014, 08:02 AM EST

Flight 93 National Memorial honored the 40 passengers and crew of United Airlines Flight 93 on the 13th anniversary of 9/11 with the annual observance on Thursday, Sept, 11, 2014. Read More >


OSMRE/Vista Teams for 2014

OSMRE/VISTA Teams Highlight Most Recent Accomplishments for 2014

FRI, SEPTEMBER 12, 2014, 11:28 AM EST

The award-winning OSMRE/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 >


USFWS illustration: wallet and badge caught up in the wind.

USFWS Open Spaces Blog: In Tragedy’s Aftermath, a Gift from Above

FRI, SEPTEMBER 12, 2014, 09:11 AM EST

On Sept. 11, 2014, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on its Open Spaces Blog featured a story written several years ago by USFWS' David Klinger: In Tragedy’s Aftermath, a Gift from Above FBI Agent Reveals Discovery a Decade After 9/11. Read More (fws.gov) >


Fishermen hauling out invasive fish at the refuge

USFWS: Oregon Refuge Targets Common Carp

THU, SEPTEMBER 11, 2014, 11:48 AM EST

Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in southeastern Oregon has begun a major effort to control the invasive fish. As an initial step in May 2014, fishermen using two small boats hauled 54,600 pounds of carp of Malheur Lake. Read More (fws.gov) >


First Lady Michelle Obama and Secretary Sally Jewell taking part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony

White House Visitor Center Reopens after $12.6 Million Revitalization

THU, SEPTEMBER 11, 2014, 08:17 AM EST

The National Park Service and White House Historical Association hosted First Lady Michelle Obama and U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell as they announced the re-opening of the White House Visitor Center after two years of renovations. Read More >


Coral

USGS: Ocean Warming Affecting Florida Reefs

WED, SEPTEMBER 10, 2014, 01:49 PM EST

Late-summer water temperatures near the Florida Keys were warmer by nearly 2 degrees Fahrenheit in the last several decades compared to a century earlier, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey. Read More >


Photo from NPS News Release: Aerial view of the

NPS: Living Flag Makes History at Fort McHenry National Monument

WED, SEPTEMBER 10, 2014, 08:52 AM EST

In a spectacular show of red, white and blue at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, more than 6,600 Maryland students, teachers and chaperons created the largest 15 stars and 15 stripes Star-Spangled Banner Living Flag ever assembled. Read More (nps.gov) >


Reclamation Facebook photo of kids at Reclamation's Living River exhibit

Web Reads: Reclamation's Living River Exhibit Teaches Kids About River Restoration

WED, SEPTEMBER 10, 2014, 08:40 AM EST

Kids at Reclamation's Living River Exhibit had fun learning about river restoration. The exhibit was part of the Idaho Salmon and Steelhead Days event, a three day hands-on educational event that celebrates native Idaho fish species and their habitats. Read More (facebook.com) >


BLM ANSEP intern, Stephanie Nelson, shows off her poster to BLM Alaska State Director Bud Cribley.

Web Reads: BLM Alaska Celebrates Successful Internship Program

WED, SEPTEMBER 10, 2014, 08:02 AM EST

BLM Alaska State Director Bud Cribley attended a ceremony to celebrate the accomplishments of this year’s University of Alaska Anchorage’s Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program Summer Bridge and University Success Program. Read More (tumblr.com) >


Bruce C. Muller Jr.

Reclamation Names Bruce C. Muller Jr. as Director of Security, Safety and Law Enforcement

TUE, SEPTEMBER 9, 2014, 09:09 AM EST

The Bureau of Reclamation has named Bruce C Muller Jr. as director of Security, Safety and Law Enforcement. Becoming director marks a return to SSLE for Muller, who served as chief of the Dam Safety Office and then SSLE deputy director from 2000-2009. Read More (usbr.gov) >


The Meadow Fire burning on Sunday night. Photo by Jeffrey Trust, NPS, from Yosemite NP Facebook page.

NPS-Yosemite National Park: Meadow Fire Suppression Efforts Continue

TUE, SEPTEMBER 9, 2014, 08:43 AM EST

The Meadow Fire, which began early on Sunday afternoon, has burned an estimated 2,582 acres in the park’s high-elevation wilderness east of Half Dome and near Little Yosemite Valley. Read more in the News and Notes section of NPS' The Morning Report. Read More (nps.gov) >


BLM photo from Burning Man Festival

Web Reads: BLM Shares Photos from Last Week's Burning Man Event

MON, SEPTEMBER 8, 2014, 09:38 AM EST

The Bureau of Land Management shares photos from last week's Burning Man event in Nevada's Black Rock Desert – the largest Leave No Trace event in the world. All photos were taken by BLM employees assisting with event safety, logistics and more. Read More (tumblr.com) >


Related InsideNPS photo: Bulltrout

NPS: Migratory Trout Return To Upper Elwha River

MON, SEPTEMBER 8, 2014, 08:56 AM EST

Fisheries biologists confirmed that two radio-tagged bull trout have migrated through Glines Canyon and are now upstream of the former Lake Mills in Rica Canyon, marking another success in the restoration of the Elwha River. Read NPS' The Morning Report. Read More (nps.gov) >


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