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Stories from the FieldNews
BLM-California: 'Hands on Land' Benefiting Teacher and Her PupilsFRI, AUGUST 22, 2014, 09:59 AM EST
A primary school teacher on California’s spectacular North Coast has been inspired by the beauty of the public lands to develop a "place-based" curriculum to expose her pupils to the wonders of the great outdoors. Read More (blm.gov) >
USFWS: 'What the Heck is a Salt Marsh Intern?'FRI, AUGUST 22, 2014, 09:42 AM EST
That's what Christine Burns' younger sister wanted to know when she learned Christine was headed Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge in Maine for the summer. Here, Christine explains and tells us that it got her committed to coastal ecology. Read More (fws.gov) >
NPS: Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor Turns 30 Years OldFRI, AUGUST 22, 2014, 09:35 AM EST
Thirty years ago, community and National Park Service leaders conceived the National Heritage Area designation while looking for a new approach to conserve and develop the historic Illinois and Michigan Canal. This launched a national movement. Read More (nps.gov) >
USGS Science Feature - Landsat and Water: Using Space to Advance Resource SolutionsFRI, AUGUST 22, 2014, 09:16 AM EST
A recent White House-led assessment found that Landsat is among the nation’s most critical Earth observing systems, second only to GPS and weather. A new USGS study provides examples of why Landsat is so valuable. Read More (usgs.gov) >
Six Organizations to Establish or Expand Watershed Activities Using Key Funding Assistance from ReclamationFRI, AUGUST 22, 2014, 08:54 AM EST
Bureau of Reclamation Acting Commissioner Lowell Pimley announced that $496,337 in WaterSMART Cooperative Watershed Management Program funding will be made available for six groups to establish or expand a watershed group. Read More (usbr.gov) >