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.
None of the following services is approved for DOI-wide use; however, it’s possible that some bureau approval may be in place. In addition, for those awaiting DOI approval, this appendix may serve as a look ahead (a “warning order” to ex-military folks) to what guidance might follow future approval.
Remember the TOS/PIA/SORN.
TOS – DOI must approve terms of service with the provider. GSA approval is not enough.
PIA – DOI requires an approved Privacy Impact Assessment (or preliminary PIA).
SORN – Any social media must be used only within the boundaries of a published System of Records Notice.
Request approval from your bureau’s social media contact.
Contact OS/OCO for all account approvals for services listed in this appendix. One contact person has been assigned responsibility for account management as per negotiation with service providers.
If possible, mask the final octet of all IP addresses. DOI considers a full IP address as PII and there’s a strong sense within DOI that we shouldn’t be giving Google or any other vendor the ability to track citizen “movement” across government websites, even if that ability isn’t used.
DOI OCO has completed a general-purpose PIA for WebMaps; however, we have no approved TOS for any free commercial mapping service.
The general-purpose PIA lacks OCIO security approval for any but Google maps. Before implementing a non-Google-map solution, have the solution approved by OCIO.
The website language required for Google Maps by the June 23, 2000, memorandum on Google Maps (“Subject: Use of Google Maps Application Programming Interface”) is also required for non-Google maps (modified to replace “Google” with the name of the map provider).
If, after going through appropriate acquisition processes, your bureau or office decides to use an online mapping solution, contact OCO/Digital Strategy for details and proper use under the approved PIA.
We’re working to improve Interior’s online map situation (See 6 above). OCO/Digital Strategy also recognizes the utility of online maps. In the mean time, for static maps, please consider using screenshots of USGS or Open StreetMaps (or other "open") maps.