From the Field (and our blog)

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A man in a blue jacket and tan hat looks surveys wildlife on a blue sunny day by looking through a telescope.

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.

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A small yellow and grey bird sits on a tree branch.

After years of population declines, the Kirtland’s warbler -- often called Michigan’s Bird of Fire -- is rising from the ashes of near-extinction.

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A flower with large white petals surrounded by green leaves grows on the sandy desert floor.

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. 

From the Department

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Department of the Interior Image

The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) has issued two documents containing guidance for federal employees on personal social media use and partisan political activity in a clear, easy-to-understand format with real world examples and a new quick reference tool.

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Secretary Zinke wears a suit and sits in a chair in an office with a fireplace and an American flag behind him.

I believe in engaging with employees to ensure that those affected by our reorganization will have a voice in the process. 

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Interior's Work Environment Survey Results

Secretary Zinke addresses Interior's Work Environment Survey results and calls for a change in culture across the Department.