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Baby sea turtles to brighten your Sunday! 🐢 Earlier this month,@SecDebHaalandd and@USFWSS staff met at Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge in the U.S. Virgin Islands and learned about sea turtle management. The visit ended with releasing baby green turtles into the ocean!H
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Anhingas are one of the most iconic and photographed bird species at @EvergladesNPS. They are often seen perched with their wings spread out, displaying their spectacular plumage. During breeding season, a beautiful blue ring forms around their eyes. Photo by Adam Jewell
Overeat on Thanksgiving? You're not alone. After a big meal, there's nothing like taking an adventure outside to hike, explore and experience all the beauty our country has to offer. Photo by Georgia Riddick
Happy Thanksgiving! We're thankful for our public lands and waters, our partnerships with Tribal Nations as we work to honor our responsibilities, and our efforts to deliver on climate and clean energy goals. Above all we're thankful for the employees who make it all possible.
May your holiday be filled with family, friends, nature and happiness. From all of us at Interior, have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving! 🦃 Photo by David Turkot
It's going to be a busy holiday week on our public lands. "Know Before You Go" on your holiday adventure. While a handful of iconic parks receive a lot of love (and crowds), there are more than 2,000 federal recreation sites across the country. Photo by Zolt Levay
The “America the Beautiful” initiative embraces locally led efforts to conserve and restore 30% of our lands and waters by 2030. Conserving habitats like wetlands, forests and coral reefs will not only help wildlife, but also bolster climate resilience and access to nature.
Native American Heritage Month is an opportunity to seek out Indigenous stories, learn about Native cultures and practices, and appreciate the richness that Indigenous people bring to our diverse country. Photo by Tim Rains
Turn up the bass - it’s World Fisheries Day 🐟! Celebrate by planning a trip to your local national fish hatchery. They're great places to hike, birdwatch, fish and learn about conservation. Water you waiting for?fws.gov/visit-us/hatch…Q Photo by@USFWSSV
Don’t fight winter — embrace it! The Aurora Borealis are best seen this time of year when nights are long. The dark skies above @DenaliNPS are an excellent place to see the auroras because of its location and minimal light pollution. Photo by Anthony Adams
159 years ago, President Abraham Lincoln delivered his immortal "Gettysburg Address" and renewed the effort to reunite a war-torn nation. @GettysburgNMP helps tell the story and honors the “final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live.”
The @USIndianAffairs Missing & Murdered Unit assists Tribal communities with investigations and provides resources to prioritize these cases to ensure that the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous peoples is addressed. bia.gov/service/mmu
Red Shawl Day is a day to remember and honor the missing and murdered Indigenous peoples crisis. The color red is worn to draw attention to the horrible acts of violence that have disproportionately affected Indigenous communities, particularly women and children.
With rock formations that resemble something out of a science fiction movie, Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah Wilderness Study Area calls upon the imaginative spirit. The land is rich with fossils and unique geological formations, making it perfect for hiking and photography. Photo by Steve Ancik
For the past year, Interior worked to implement the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to restore critical habitats, address the drought crisis, assist with wildland fire management and help communities threatened by the worsening climate crisis. doi.gov/blog/one-year-…
Hang in there, it’s almost the weekend. 😎 Photo by Sandra Ueckerm
"A national trail is a gateway into nature’s secret beauties, a portal to the past, a way into solitude and community. It is also an inroad to our national character. Our trails are both irresistible and indispensable." —Stewart Lee Udall, Secretary of the Interior (1961–69)
It’s National Hiking Day! Hiking is a great way to see wildlife and bask in nature’s beauty. Hike alone for peace and clarity or with friends for a fun bonding experience. Check out some Leave No Trace principles before you go: fws.gov/project/leave-… Photo by Lisa Hupp / @USFWS
Did someone say road trip? @BLMNational manages 5 wilderness study areas in Utah’s Henry Mountains, a place so remote it was the last mountain range in the contiguous United States to be mapped. Photo by Bob Wick
Happy one-year anniversary to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law! 🥳 ✅Breaking down barriers for fish ✅Cleaning up legacy pollution ✅Ecosystem restoration Funding from the law is being invested in America to improve our great nation for generations to come. 📷: USFW8l
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Adequate and safe water supplies are fundamental to our country's health and security. With funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, @usbr is advancing locally-led initiatives to address the historic drought and protect our water supplies for people and the environment.
Thanks to funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, along with grants from the Division of Outdoor Recreation, Sevier County & Piute Trail Committee, @BLMUtah is working with local partners to enhance local recreational opportunities near you! 👏twitter.com/BLMUtah/status…V
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Today is Rock Your Mocs day — a time to celebrate Indigenous culture. Around the world, Native communities are wearing and sharing photos of their moccasins and honoring their strength, individuality and heritage by wearing moccasins.
@POTUS @Interior Highlights of @Interior’s wildland fire accomplishments with Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding this year include: • $82M to reduce wildfire risk • $63M to improve pay for federal wildland firefighters • $20M to rehabilitate burned areas doi.gov/wildlandfire/i…
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It’s busy at the B.F. Sisk Dam Safety construction site! The dam recently received a $100 million investment from the #BipartisanInfrastructureLaw to ensure the dam’s seismic safety, even when Mother Nature decides to shake things up. @CA_DWR #CAWater
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Across the country over 6 million barriers are blocking transportation networks for fish and other aquatic wildlife. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is bringing big wins for fish passage, local communities, and is restoring free-flowing waters. fws.gov/story/2022-10/…
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This week marks the 1st anniversary of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. We’ll be sharing the work Interior has done over the past year to ensure future generations have clean air, drinkable water, fertile soil, and a quality of life that is threatened by the climate crisis.
Everyone can play a role in protecting our public lands and waters. Collecting all your belongings and properly disposing of trash or recycling helps minimize impacts and ensures that the next generation will continue to make lasting memories at these special places.
Earlier this year, @SecDebHaaland announced that we will phase out single-use plastic products — like plastic bottles and disposable plastic bags — on public lands by 2032.
Less than 10% of the plastic trash ever produced has been recycled. As stewards of our public lands and waters, Interior plays a leading role in reducing the impacts of plastic waste on our ecosystems and our climate. 🧵 Photo by@NOAADebrissv
You can easily recognize the teddy bear cholla — the star of @JoshuaTreeNPS’ Cholla Cactus Garden — by its densely interlaced yellow spines. Segments of their spines will latch on the slightest touch, giving these cacti the nickname “jumping cholla.” Photo by David Olsen
Resources from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law are accelerating @USGS' efforts to modernize the nation's critical mineral maps and secure a reliable and sustainable supply of these minerals essential for powering our clean energy future. Learn more: doi.gov/priorities/inv…
Critical minerals power everything from appliances and phones to clean energy technologies like batteries, electric vehicles and wind turbines.
A spectacular array of colors adorn the hills of Artists Palette at Death Valley National Park. This section of the Black Mountains is "painted" by volcanic deposits rich in compounds such as iron oxides and chlorite, which creates a rainbow effect. Photo by Jon Fischer
Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico transforms into a visual and auditory sensation with the arrival of sandhill cranes and geese for the winter. Photo by Robert Dunn
To all veterans and the families who served alongside them, thank you. Happy Veterans Day, everyone.
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On Veterans Day, we honor the brave women and men who answered a higher call of service to the nation. Thank you for your service, commitment and sacrifices. Photo at the Korean War Veterans Memorial by Scott Thomason
Located on the Colorado Plateau in northern Arizona, @BLMNational Vermilion Cliffs National Monument is a geologic treasure. This remote and unspoiled monument has some of the world’s most visually striking geologic sandstone formations, including The Wave. Photo by Max Seigal
With the completion of this fish passage project, Pacific salmon, Dolly Varden and coastal cutthroat trout are now free from migration barriers while supporting the local economy. Learn how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is restoring entire watersheds: fws.gov/story/bridging…
Out: failing fish barrier culverts at hazardous stream crossings In: safe, barrier-free bridges that are a win for people, fish and the environment Fish play a vital role in Southeast Alaska's ecosystems and are a valuable commercial, recreational and subsistence resource.
Short-eared owls are tough, with bright yellow eyes staring out from their pale facial disks. Found in many places across the U.S. throughout the winter, these owls are often seen flying low over the ground before dropping on prey. Photo by Lynne McClure
There is no shortage of wildlife to observe at Laguna Atascosa. The endangered ocelot silently hunts within the brushlands, white-tailed deer browse on a banquet of plants and nearly half of all the bird species in the continental U.S. visit this refuge. Photo by Steve Sinclair
Interior is proud to offer this lifetime pass to demonstrate our immense gratitude and respect for those who have served and defended our country. store.usgs.gov/MilitaryPass
Our public lands offer recreation, connection, healing and remembrance. A new, free lifetime pass to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas is now available for veterans of the U.S. Armed Services and Gold Star Families.
As we look ahead to Veterans Day, I’m thrilled that @Interior was included in the @MilitaryTimes Best for Vets list! The veterans who work at our department contribute valuable skills to our mission and I couldn’t be prouder to work alongside them. employers.militarytimes.com/2022/?page=9
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Improving watersheds and creating a healthy and livable planet promotes environmental justice, helps address climate change, and is a big part of the “America the Beautiful” initiative. doi.gov/priorities/ame…
Last week, @OSMRE announced $122.5 million in grants to eligible states and Tribes for projects that rehabilitate degraded and hazardous sites while creating new economic opportunities and good-paying jobs for coal communities. doi.gov/pressreleases/…
Reclaiming natural spaces is essential to building back healthy watersheds and creating a better future for the next generation. @OSMRE partners with states, Tribes, community groups and mining companies to protect the public from mining-related hazards.
A total lunar eclipse will occur early on Tuesday morning, the last total lunar eclipse for three years. No special glasses are needed, but a dark environment away from bright lights makes for the best viewing conditions. 🌕 Photo@ArchesNPSS by Brian DoyleK
.@USIndianAffairs funded Tribal Climate Resilience projects are part of our commitment to helping Tribal communities adapt to a changing climate. We are investing $45 million to help ensure that Native communities can protect their lands, water and air. doi.gov/pressreleases/…
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