Stories from the Field

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Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Press Release
The ruins of a demolished building stand on a beach.
10/13/2017

Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Insular Areas Doug Domenech and a departmental team today wrapped up a visit to coordinate Interior’s on-the-ground support to the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Citizens in the islands—including Interior employees--are suffering from hurricane damage, flooding, communication and power outages, blocked roads and degraded water supplies.

Bureau of Indian Affairs, Puerto Rico, Office of the Secretary, Emergency, Blog Post
A group of policemen pose in two rows on a concrete runway in front of an airplane.
10/11/2017

One of Interior’s emergency response teams to mobilize after this year’s hurricanes, Quick Response Team Four was made up of tribal public safety officers and Bureau of Indian Affairs agents. This was the first Interior team to include tribal public safety officers for a FEMA-led response.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Geological Survey, Puerto Rico, Office of the Secretary, Press Release
Three men in work clothes stand on a balcony overlooking the lake and attach a camera to the railing.
10/6/2017

Over 500 Department of the Interior employees are responding to the disaster of Hurricanes Irma and Maria on Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Puerto Rico, Office of the Secretary, Hurricane Maria, Blog Post
A man wearing the uniform of a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officer stands on a beach with a storm over the ocean behind him.
9/29/2017

156 DOI employees on FEMA disaster response in the Caribbean.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Florida, Hurricane Irma, Employee News, External News
Two people talk in a mud-filled room.
9/18/2017
A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service task force wades into the gray mud to help families in Everglades City, Florida
U.S. Geological Survey, Florida, Emergency, Hurricane Irma, External News
Hurricane Irma imagery
9/6/2017
As powerful Hurricane Irma nears Puerto Rico and poses a threat to Florida, U.S. Geological Survey scientists are mobilizing to help measure storm surge, forecast coastal change expected from the storm, and provide key information on water and stream levels critical to forecasting floods.
Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Geological Survey, Blog Post
Secretary Zinke stands by a large window looking out at the blue sky.
8/31/2017

I would like to take the time to highlight and thank the entire Department of the Interior team in the Gulf of Mexico and around the Country for their continued efforts in the wake of the catastrophic events caused by Hurricane Harvey.

Bureau of Reclamation, Colorado, Employee News, Employee Features - Public, External News
Underwater diver takes notes beneath Lake Mead.
8/28/2017
Reclamation currently houses two separate dive teams: the LCR team which covers parts of Nevada, Utah, Arizona, California and New Mexico, and the Pacific Northwest Region’s team which covers parts of Idaho, Oregon and Washington.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Oregon, Employee News, Employee Features - Public, External News
Butterfly on flowers
8/24/2017
The threatened Oregon silverspot butterfly to make a comeback on the Oregon coast.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Employee News, Employee Features - Public, External News
Federal Canine Officer walks with dog
8/3/2017
“Rudi has been with me every minute of every workday,” says Witt. “We interacted with thousands of fishermen and hunters. Rudi made several cases by locating where game had been stashed and finding key pieces of evidence, like shell casings."
Bureau of Reclamation, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Geological Survey, Press Release
Young ladies plant flowers
7/26/2017

The Urban Waters Federal Partnership, an interagency group in which the Department of the Interior is one of the leaders, is a finalist for the Service to America Medals.

Bureau of Land Management, Washington, Employee Features - Public, Press Release
Tiny rabbit in a rescuer's much larger hands.
7/14/2017

BLM firefighters helped save dozens of endangered pygmy rabbits after a central Washington wildfire swept across a state-managed breeding ground last week.

Bureau of Land Management, Washington, Employee Features - Public, External News
Tiny rabbit in a rescuer's much larger hands.
7/14/2017
BLM firefighters helped save dozens of endangered pygmy rabbits after a central Washington wildfire swept across a state-managed breeding ground last week.
Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Indian Education, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, Blog Post
Firefighters standing in burned forest
7/6/2017

The Secretary presented awards to 30 employees and volunteers.

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, Louisiana, Employee Features - Public, External News
Inspector Leo Dartez, in hard-hat.
7/3/2017
Energy Week wouldn't be as safe without the inspectors who help keep us safe. Meet Leo Dartez, inspector.