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From the DepartmentNews from the Department



Logo for Federal Employee Take Back Day - Got Drugs?

D.C. Metro Area Employees: DOI Prescription Drug Take Back Day on September 24

FRI, SEPTEMBER 19, 2014, 11:56 AM EST

On September 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., DOI D.C.-area employees can bring unused or expired medications for disposal to the Main Interior Building's Bison Bistro Cafeteria in front of the IDRA store. Read More >


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All DOI-D.C Metro Area Employees: Security and Emergency Preparedness Expo

WED, SEPTEMBER 10, 2014, 02:17 PM EST

The Department of the Interior's Office of Emergency Management invites DOI employees in the D.C. Metro Area to attend a “Security and Emergency Preparedness Expo,” 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sept. 18, in front of Office of Personnel Management’s E St. courtyard. Read More >


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All DOI Employees: Equal Employment Opportunity Training (1 Hour Credit)

TUE, SEPTEMBER 9, 2014, 02:06 PM EST

On Sept. 17, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service are sponsoring training in observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15-Oct. 15. The training will take place 10-11 a.m in the SIB Auditorium, via livestream outside of D.C. Read More >


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All DOI Employees: Fundraising in the Federal Workplace

MON, SEPTEMBER 8, 2014, 11:10 AM EST

In response to recent inquiries about fundraising, most notably for the Ice Bucket Challenge, DOI's Ethics Office is reminding employees about the rules regarding fundraising for charity in the federal workplace. Read More >


USFWS image of the Chesapeake Bay

Office of Policy Analysis Seminar - Ecosystem Services Frameworks: Protecting the Chesapeake Bay and Providing Carbon Sequestration

MON, SEPTEMBER 8, 2014, 07:14 AM EST

Please join Interior’s Office of Policy Analysis Sept. 8 for its monthly speaker series, which will feature Dianna Hogan, USGS, for a discussion of the barriers, challenges, and opportunities to using an ecosystem services framework in decision making. Read More >


From the FieldNews from the Field



Ballet Folklorico dancers at the 2013 San Jose Fandango. Photo by Nathan Sargent, NPS.

NPS: National Park Service Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

FRI, SEPTEMBER 19, 2014, 01:06 PM EST

The National Park Service celebrates America's rich Hispanic history and culture with Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 - Oct. 15. Learn about the people, the places and the stories here. Read More (nps.gov) >


BLM-Utah paleontologist cleaning up dinoosaur tracks

Web Reads: BLM Utah Shares Dinosaur Discoveries Through State-of-the-Art Technology and Interpretive Sites

FRI, SEPTEMBER 19, 2014, 12:58 PM EST

To date, nearly 300 different species of dinosaur have been discovered in Utah, and through interpretive sites and technology, the BLM in Utah is making those discoveries on the lands it administers accessible to the public and scientific community. Read More (tumblr.com) >


A graph comparing pedestrian evacuation time estimate for Ocean Shores and Aberdeen, Wash.

USGS: Getting Out of Harm's Way: Evacuation from Tsunamis

FRI, SEPTEMBER 19, 2014, 11:30 AM EST

USGS scientists have developed a new mapping tool, the Pedestrian Evacuation Analyst, for use by researchers and emergency managers to estimate how long it would take for someone to travel on foot out of a tsunami-hazard zone. Read More (usgs.gov) >


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service photo of a USFWS wildland firefighter lighting a prescribed burn.

USFWS: Prescribed Fire and Other Heated Language

WED, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014, 10:49 AM EST

Wildland firefighters on national wildlife refuges and other public lands sure do talk funny. Here's a primer that begins to demystify their jargon. Read More (fws.gov) >


NPS photo: Ranger leading a hike at Indian Dunes National Lakeshore,

NPS: Find Wellness in a Park Near You!

WED, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014, 10:09 AM EST

Wellness Week, Sept. 13-19, 2014, is a great time to get outside, enjoy time with family and friends, and give yourself the gift of better health by enjoying time in a park near you. Read More (nps.gov) >