Mount Rushmore National Memorial under construction.
The workers had to endure conditions that varied from blazing hot to bitterly cold and windy. Each day they climbed 700 stairs to the top of the mountain to punch-in on the time clock. Then 3/8 inch thick steel cables lowered them over the front of the 500-foot face of the mountain in a "bosun chair." Despite the dangers, no one was killed during the project.
Otters in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska.
The sea otter population of Glacier Bay has increased dramatically in the past 20 years. Ecologists consider sea otters a keystone species here. Otters consume vast quantities of clams, urchins, crabs, and other invertebrates and their presence creates ripples through the ecosystem. NPS photo.
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With more than 80% of Americans living in urban areas, urban parks are more important than ever. The father of American landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted, said of urban parks:
It is one great purpose of the Park to supply to the hundreds of thousands of tired workers, who have no opportunity to spend their summers in the country, a specimen of God's handiwork that shall be to them, inexpensively, what a month or two in the White Mountains or the Adirondacks is, at great cost, to those in easier circumstances.
Services with agency TOS approval, but no agency-wide PIA
The following services have approved Terms of Service for DOI-wide use, however, no DOI-wide PIA has been crafted. Each bureau is required to complete its own PIA and Records work, in order to use these services with a public audience. A lower bar exists for their use with DOI employees (Note Pixlr).
We’re open to your suggestions on Snapchat beyond the standard SocMed guidance. Currently, the Department only has one account (usinterior) as it explores the best way for the Department to use this platform. All field locations can (and are encouraged) to use the account.
Pixlr (the image editing service at Pixlr.com) is winding through our approval process, with every expectation of full approval. Our Solicitor has approved the TOS for image-editing purposes and since our use of Pixlr will not involve providing images to Pixlr for storage or editing, the Privacy Office may be cleared soon. That said, here is our Pixlr guidance:
Do not create a Pixlr.com account, do not log-in to Pixlr.com, and do not upload any images of human beings to Pixlr.com.
Feel free to load and edit images in the browser-based image-editor.
Thunderclap is a crowdspeaking platform that let’s a single message be mass-shared on social media (Twitter and Facebook) at the same time.
We currently have TOS for Thunderclap and are in the process of getting a PIA in place. If your Bureau would like to use Thunderclap before we finalize an Interior-wide PIA, you will need to do a PIA for Thunderclap for your Bureau.
You can support a Thunderclap campaign without the PIA in place so long as it meets your current Privacy guidelines for Twitter. Thunderclap does not let you support a campaign from a Facebook Page. If you choose to support a campaign, make sure it directly relates to your Bureau's mission and work. Do not support Thunderclap campaigns that don't further mission, even if it is a campaign that is organized by another government agency or Bureau.