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It’s Summer - You Own the Beach
Many of the nation’s most popular, unspoiled or famous beaches are public lands that belong to all Americans. From sea to shining sea, Interior manages more than 35,000 miles of coastline and millions of acres of public waters.
National Ocean Month: What You Can Do to Protect Public Waters
Covering over 70 percent of the planet, oceans connect us all. Whether you live close by or thousands of miles away, oceans are vital to our well being. They impact our weather, are home to marine life, provide us with food, and are a place to work and play for millions.
Hear it from our staff: the best public lands for family fun
The staff at Interior knows these special places as well as anyone and recently sent in pictures and memories of spending family time on public lands. We hope these stories will encourage more people to get out and enjoy their public lands together.
12 Things You Didn’t Know About Crater Lake National Park
Established on May 22, 1902, Crater Lake National Park in Oregon is a natural wonder born out of a cataclysmic volcanic eruption.
Saluting Interior’s law enforcement officers
Across Interior, over 3,500 law enforcement officers safeguard lives, protect our national treasures, defend wildlife, and preserve the natural and cultural resources entrusted to the Department.
Celebrating Hard-Working Animal Moms
For Mother’s Day, we’re celebrating some of the hard-working moms in the animal kingdom.
Recognizing outstanding Interior employees
With sharp minds and skilled hands, dedicated employees across the nation accomplish a breathtaking variety of tasks to support the Department of the Interior’s mission and serve the American people. In science, safety, energy, water, wildlife and so much more, Interior experts lead the way.
25,000 hours and still counting: A faithful volunteer at Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge
Volunteers are vital to managing our public lands. They help greet visitors, staff events, maintain trails and conserve wildlife habitat. Many volunteer a few hours a week, but one passionate volunteer has logged 25,000+ hours surveying wildlife at Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico -- that’s equal to working full time for more than 12 years. Dr. James "Jim" Montgomery, Jr.has been there longer than any other volunteer or or staff member at Bitter Lake Refuge. Jim is one of the Service's top record-holders for volunteer hours.
Twinkle, twinkle! 16 Awesome Public Lands for Stargazing
Some of the last harbors of dark skies, public lands provide unspoiled views of the stars glittering above.
Michigan’s Bird of Fire Rises from the Ashes
After years of population declines, the Kirtland’s warbler -- often called Michigan’s Bird of Fire -- is rising from the ashes of near-extinction.
The defining moments and historic places of the Civil War
The Civil War was one of the darkest periods in American history. To better understand the people and events of that terrible time, it’s helpful to visit the battlefields, homes and historic places where the war unfolded. Fulfilling its role as America’s storyteller, the National Park Service preserves over 75 of these locations. By no means a complete list, below are a few of the many places that help tell the story of the Civil War from beginning to end.
Eureka! Rare Wildflower Pulled From Brink of Extinction
Originally listed as endangered in 1978, the Eureka Valley evening primrose is no longer in need of protection thanks to the combined work of Death Valley National Park, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Bureau of Land Management.
Wild recipes from public lands across the country
We’re cooking up some of our favorite recipes! From pot pies to berry cobblers, all of these dishes include ingredients that you can hunt, fish or forage on public lands.
Interior’s Best Friend: Dogs on the Job
For National Puppy Day, we’re spotlighting the work of Interior’s favorite four-legged friends. From pulling sleds to K-9 detecting, dogs help Interior reach its mission and are essential to keeping Indian country, public lands, visitors and wildlife safe.
Celebrating 115 Years of the National Wildlife Refuge System
More than 50 million people visit refuges every year, creating economic booms for local communities. These visitors generated nearly $2.4 billion in consumer spending and supported over 35,000 local jobs. Find a wildlife refuge near you to witness the curious behavior of mammals, hear the sweet melodies of birds, cast a line into a rippling river and more.
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