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With the help of @BOEM, we are committed to working closely with ocean users, such as commercial fisherman, Tribes, government partners, and conservation organizations, to make sure offshore wind development is done in an environmentally safe and responsible way.
Do you know what to do the moment the ground starts shaking? ✅Drop ✅Cover ✅Hold On! The Great #ShakeOut is today. Join the @USGS in this annual earthquake preparedness event by practicing the drill with your family and friends. Have a plan in place and stay safe.
Venture into a stunning mosaic of rugged mountain ranges, ancient lava flows, and spectacular sand dunes at the @BLMNational Mojave Trails National Monument in California. Fun fact: the monument contains the longest remaining undeveloped stretch of Route 66.
When drought happens, fish can struggle to survive. Planning for possible drought conditions next year starts now. Check out what @USFWSFisheries Northern California national fish hatcheries are doing to prepare:
The @GatesArcticNPS in Alaska is a vast landscape that does not contain any trails or roads. It’s a place where Inupiaq and Athabascan people and their ancestors have lived on the land for thousands of years. Pic by Matt Meisenheimer
Check agency websites, research your trip, or stop by a contact station before you set out on your adventure. Will there be fees to pay, permits to pick up, what will the weather be like? Know your limits and pack the proper gear for your excursion.
Our first responders, firefighters, law enforcement, and search and rescue personnel are dedicated to protecting people, wildlife, and resources. Help them out #TeamPublicLands members: have a plan prior to your arrival and make safe decisions while you visit your public lands.
These young skunks have a message for everyone: “Moving forward, Bear Lake National Wildlife Refuge should only be called Skunks Lake National Wildlife Refuge. Thank pew for your time.” Pic by Colin Dunleavy
Restoration of old mine lands is at the heart of the @OSMRE mission! The reforestation of native trees at legacy mine sites, is one of the many ways OSMRE, along with state and local partners, restores critical habitats for future generations.
Do you know about the America the Beautiful initiative? We want to conserve, connect, and restore 30 percent of our lands and waters by 2030 for the sake of our economy, our health, and our well-being. Learn more about how we are taking on this challenge!…
Saguaros reach their arms to the sky in this starlight silhouette at the @BLMNational Sonoran Desert National Monument in Arizona. Just south of Phoenix, a captivating desert landscape protects these majestic cacti, which can take 100 years to start growing arms.
Hiking below the rim at @GrandCanyonNPS in Arizona offers a different perspective. Before you decide to set out for any hike, “Know before you go.” Check agency websites, know your limits, and pack the proper gear. #TeamPublicLands
Did you know that many national wildlife refuges have scenic drives? Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge in Minnesota has one, and it's a spectacular way to see migrating birds as they stopover, feed, and rest before continuing on their migration path. #NationalWildlifeRefugeWeek
Thanks to the hard work of state, regional, Tribal, and federal agencies, as well as private partners, the humpback chub is getting reclassified from endangered to threatened. There's still work to be done with the recovery, but this is a great start!…
Nuestra Herencia is a mural that graces the main wall at Chamizal National Memorial in Texas. This piece of art was completed in 1993 and it depicts the blending of both American heritage and Mexican heritage to illustrate the culture of the borderlands. #HispanicHeritageMonth
The iconic @usbr Hoover Dam supplies water to 25 million people and enough power for 350,000 homes annually. This engineering marvel was built under time and under budget and is the cornerstone of the development of the Southwest.
We are honored to be recognized by the Center for Plain Language, an organization that evaluates how well agencies follow the Plain Language Act. This recognition highlights our ongoing efforts to communicate effectively to the public.…
Want to join in the celebration of the @USFWS National Wildlife Refuge Week? Don't let the universe stop you. We put together a list of refuges you should definitely check out:…
A short list of activities that are safe to do while Mercury is in retrograde: 🪐Take a walk at a@USFWSS national wildlife refuge 🪐Celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week 🪐Go fishing at a refuge And that's it. Stay safe everyone! Pic of Conboy Lake National Wildlife RefuCUT
Interior's bureau, @BOEM, develops offshore renewable energy to meet the demands of a clean energy future. By working together we can contribute to our energy independence and use these resources responsibly.…
🚨National Fossil Day News🚨 The discovery of new fossilized footprints found at White Sands National Park in New Mexico, reveal what Indigenous oral history has previously stated—human occupation in the Tularosa Basin began at least 23,000 years…Y6Q
Is there a refuge near you? During National Wildlife Refuge Week, we hope you have the opportunity to experience a wide range of outdoor recreation opportunities on the nation’s largest network of public lands dedicated to wildlife conservation.…
The moon reflects off the wetlands of the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge in Florida. Part of the Everglades ecosystem, this vital refuge provides home and protection for endangered and threatened wildlife. #NationalWildlifeRefugeWeek Pic by Bill Kierl
Throughout the country, many people take to @USFWS national wildlife refuges to hunt, forage, and gather wild foods. We hope National Wildlife Refuge Week has inspired you to get out and enjoy the traditions of fall harvest.
On Indigenous Peoples' Day, we celebrate the cultures and history of Indigenous and Native communities across the nation. It’s part of our mission to honor our trust responsibilities and special commitments to American Indians, Alaska Natives, and affiliated Island Communities.
National Wildlife Refuge Week allows us to celebrate the great network of lands and waters that conserve and protect Americans’ precious wildlife heritage. @USFWSRefuges Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge photo by David Doerning
Let's celebrate these incredible public lands that not only protect iconic ecosystems and the fish and wildlife that rely on them, but that also generate $3.2 billion per year into regional economies and support more than 41,000 jobs nationwide.
When nature provides a perfect window into fall. 🍂 Cooler temperatures are back at@RockyNPSS in Colorado and the aspen trees understand the assignment. One of the most striking characteristics of the aspen is the beautiful splashes of fall color they add to the mountainsides.j
Twelve miles of the lower Blackfoot River flow through public lands just a short drive from Missoula, Montana. The fall colors always show up to impress and it’s a great @BLMNational spot for some easy outdoor fun.
The Grand Staircase-Escalante landscape is a geologic treasure. With its bold plateaus, multihued cliffs, and narrow slot canyons, it has a rich human history spanning from Indigenous peoples and cultures to early pioneers.
Characterized by deep sandstone canyons, broad desert mesas, towering monoliths, and the striking Bears Ears Buttes, the Bears Ears National Monument is cherished land filled with stunning scenery.
Sure the @usbr delivers water to more than 31 million people and provides water for 10 million acres of farmland that produce 60% of the nation's vegetables and 25% of its fruits and nuts. But did you also know that they conduct wildfire research too?
Hispanic Heritage Month is an opportunity to learn about the intersection of national parks, conservation, and recreation with Hispanic heritage. Discover these remarkable, complex, and at times, painful stories preserved in our @NatlParkService sites.…
DYK that the Great American Outdoors Act investments at @YellowstoneNPS in 2021 alone are expected to support nearly 1,600 jobs and contribute $334 million to the nation’s economy? Rehabbing the Grand Loop Road is just one of the many deferred maintenance projects getting done!
Famously known as a “sea of grass,” @EvergladesNPS in Florida is more than just a swamp. It's a mosaic of unique habitats that supports an assemblage of plant and animal species found nowhere else on the planet. There’s some amazing picnic spots too... 🌅 Photo by Jose MirabalD
.@Interior we celebrate the many and varied contributions of people with disabilities to America’s workplaces and economy. Join us in October celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month. #NDEAM
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The @USGS Earth as Art images could be the key to your Wednesday morning happiness. With the recent launch of Landsat 9, scientifically important and mesmerizing images from the Earth’s landscape are in our future. Learn more:…
The people have spoken. 480 Otis is your Fat Bear Week 2021 champion!…
The sounds of fall are unmistakable at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge in New York. The distant honk of Canada geese signal their return to this critical migratory bird haven. Upwards of 100,000 geese make this @USFWS refuge their winter home. Pic by Daniel Umstead
Want to know more about the @BureauIndAffrs 2021 Tribal Climate Resilience Program funding awards? $13.84 million will go to dozens of American Indian and Alaska Native Tribal Nations and organizations to support climate resilience initiatives.…
Bighorn sheep have bighorn dreams. To be the GOAT. @GlacierNPS in Montana is home to 71 species of mammals, including the majestic bighorn sheep, one of the few species that can survive winters at high elevations.
As we leave the summer behind, it’s a good reminder that wildfire season is no longer a season, but something we battle all year long. As the climate changes, so do wildfires. Help protect your community with these helpful tips:…
Rose are red, Violets are blue, This bison at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge is staring at you. A poem for your Sunday and a reminder to watch out for our fluffy friends when traveling on public lands. They love it when you drive slow. Pic by Ryan Narwold
*Uinta ground squirrels, not Unita.
Just kidding, but it's a good reminder that posted signs are put there for your safety and for the safety of first responders who have to come to the rescue. Thank you for helping protect these special places.…
Coming Soon: Unita ground squirrel greeters at public lands. These helpful mammals will remind people to always follow the posted signs, which are there to help keep folks safe, as well as protect fragile ecosystems from footsteps. #TeamPublicLands Pic by Stephanie Carlsward
Public lands are amazing all year, but they're even more perfect when decorated in fall colors. @AcadiaNPS offers some early access to the autumn foliage, especially the views from the Jesup Trail. Check out some other fall hot spots:…
DYK that @DOIWildlandFire makes sure that nearly one billion dollars is strategically invested to reduce wildfire risk, promote a better understanding of wildfire, and support firefighters with the training they need to work safely?
OTD a decade ago, Interior created @BOEM and @BSEEgov, two independent agencies to ensure both responsible offshore energy development and safe and environmentally responsible energy exploration and production. Thank you for 10 years of excellence!
The @BLMNational Little Jacks Creek Wilderness in Idaho, is an inspiring landscape of sagebrush, grasses, and multi-tiered 1,000-foot-deep canyons towering over meandering creeks. Bighorn sheep are a main attraction for visiting hikers, so be sure to keep your eyes open!
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