Today President Donald Trump signed the America First Offshore Energy Executive Order. The order aims to expand offshore oil and gas exploration and production in the Outer Continental Shelf through a review of the five-year leasing program. Read more: [ On.doi.gov Link ]
Today President Donald Trump signed the America First Offshore Energy Executive Order

Secretary Zinke Commends President Trump’s Offshore Executive Order

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Happy Arbor Day from Redwood National and State Parks (NPS) in California! Visitors come to see these world-famous trees, but nothing prepares them for a hike in the ethereal forests of massive redwoods shrouded in fog with light streaming through the trees. For Michael Ryan, the first time photographing fog and light in the redwoods was magical. After a few return visits that didn't go as he...
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Happy Arbor Day from Redwood National and State Parks NPS in California
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Sharon StClair
Owens Peak Wilderness in California includes the rugged eastern face of the Sierra Nevada. The mountainous terrain has deep, winding and expansive canyons -- many containing springs with extensive riparian vegetation. Vegetation varies considerably with a creosote desert scrub community on the bajadas, scattered yuccas, cacti, cottonwood and oak trees in the canyons and valleys, and a...
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Owens Peak Wilderness in California includes the rugged eastern face of the
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Liz Campbell
Ryan Calahate
Today, Interior announced $32.6 million for the 2017 historic preservation grants to help states and tribes protect their historic places, culture and traditions. Funding is supported by Outer Continental Shelf oil lease revenues (not tax dollars) with intent to mitigate the loss of a non-renewable resource to benefit the preservation of other irreplaceable resources. Learn more: [ On.doi.gov...
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Today Interior announced 326 million for the 2017 historic preservation grants to
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The Painted Wall of Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park in Colorado is a stunning sight. At this location, the canyon is over 2,200 feet tall, almost twice the height of the Empire State Building. The stripes on the wall are like pages in a book. The rock layers of Black Canyon tell a story of past environments, ancient animals and dynamic processes of change. Photo by Ryan McGinley (.
The Painted Wall of Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park in
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Joshua Serfass
Scott Harbour
Less than three hours from Seattle, Washington, is the alpine landscape of North Cascades National Park Service Complex. Here, you can explore jagged peaks crowned by more than 300 glaciers, listen to cascading waters in forested valleys or stand on what feels like the top of the world. Photo by Jim Armstrong (.
Less than three hours from Seattle Washington is the alpine landscape of
Will Thibeault
Joshua Loomis
Penny Fredel
Too many times, you have people in D.C. who have never been to an area, never grazed the land, fished the river, driven the trails, or looked locals in the eye, who are making the decisions and they have zero accountability to the impacted communities.
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"Finally, rural America has a voice again"

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Zach Johns
Laura Lillard
Located in the gorgeous Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge serves as an important resting, feeding and nesting ground for migratory birds along the Atlantic Flyway. With almost 10,000 acres to explore, visitors can enjoy bird watching, fishing, boating, hiking and photography while learning about wildlife and the environment. Photo by Doug Racine, USFWS...
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Located in the gorgeous Finger Lakes region of upstate New York Montezuma
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Becky Andrade
Be prepared for sunrise splendor at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. It’s a thrill watching the sun paint the sky from the park’s Pinnacle Overlook. Here you have views of Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee. On clear days, you can even see the Great Smoky Mountains in North Carolina -- a sight that’s 100 miles away! Photo by Volunteer Harold Jerrell, National Park Service.
Be prepared for sunrise splendor at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park Its
Susan Crapo White
Iris Gallagher
Tom Diamond
America’s public lands are full of astonishing trees! Learn about 13 amazing trees: [ On.doi.gov Link ]

Photo of Crater Lake National Park by Anirban Chakraborty (.
America’s public lands are full of astonishing trees Learn about 13 amazing trees:
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Debbie Geraghty
Lynne Larsen
Say hello to the second tallest mountain in America: Mount St. Elias in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve in Alaska. Standing over 18,000 feet tall, it towers over Icy Bay, which gets its name from the glaciers that run down Mount St. Elias’s slopes. It’s just one of the many amazing natural sights in America’s largest national park. Photo by Bryan Petrtyl, National Park Service.
Say hello to the second tallest mountain in America Mount St Elias
Judy Huck
Christina Uticone
Seth Buncher
Need inspiration? This dreamy sunrise captures the ethereal beauty of Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Whether cloaked in fog or glowing from California’s golden sunshine, this collection of green space and history offers so much to explore at the doorstep of San Francisco -- from Ocean Beach to Alcatraz Island to Muir Woods National Monument. Photo courtesy of Vincent James.
Need inspiration This dreamy sunrise captures the ethereal beauty of Golden Gate
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Tara Swain Burnette
Arlene Barcelona
Here’s something you don’t see everyday. Three Canada geese flying through a rainbow at Morris Wetland Management District in Minnesota. Made up of 245 small parcels of wetlands and grasslands scattered throughout an eight-county area, the Morris District restores and protects enough wetland and grassland habitat to meet the needs of prairie wildlife and breeding waterfowl, as well as...
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Heres something you dont see everyday Three Canada geese flying through a
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Joanne Farrell Vanjonack
Sharon McAnally Sprenger
As night falls on Devils Tower National Monument, it transforms into a place of wonder. Thousands of twinkling, glittering stars dot the night sky over an astounding geologic feature that protrudes out of the rolling prairie surrounding the Black Hills. Stay for nature’s night show at Devils Tower -- it’s worth it! Photo courtesy of David Kingham.
As night falls on Devils Tower National Monument it transforms into a
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There’s no better place to celebrate Earth Day than America’s public lands. Scenes like this from Crater Lake National Park in Oregon remind us of the beauty and fragility of nature. Clear skies, fresh air, pure water and the serene sounds of breezes and birds inspire us to experience the natural world and protect it for future generations. Sunrise photo by Helen Kehrt (.
Theres no better place to celebrate Earth Day than Americas public lands
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Mary Reed
Brenda Hunt
A must on everyone’s bucket list should be a visit to Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. This immense canyon overwhelms the senses with its sheer size. A trip here will leave you speechless. Photo from South Kaibab Trail by Randy Dietmeyer (.
A must on everyones bucket list should be a visit to Grand
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Laura York
Congrats to the winner of this year's Junior Duck Stamp contest!

Started in 1989, the Junior Duck Stamp program encourages students to explore their natural world, participate in outdoor recreation activities, and learn wildlife management principles: [ On.doi.gov Link ]
Congrats to the winner of this year's Junior Duck Stamp contest
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Yelena Tiana
Happy birthday to America’s most famous naturalist and conservationist: John Muir! Born April 21, 1838, he shared his love of the outdoors through writing and inspired people to protect our country's wild places like Yosemite, Grand Canyon National Park and Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks -- earning him the nickname the Father of the National Parks. What better way to honor Muir’s...
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Happy birthday to Americas most famous naturalist and conservationist John Muir Born
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Susan Cellini
Patrick McErlane
Just a short distance from the urban areas of Cleveland and Akron, Cuyahoga Valley National Park seems worlds away. Twenty-two miles of the Cuyahoga River wind and weave through the valley providing lush habitat for plants and animals to flourish. Over 900 plant species are found in the park, as well as 194 species of birds and dozens of different species of fish, mammals, amphibians and...
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Just a short distance from the urban areas of Cleveland and Akron
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“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine into trees.” -John Muir

More John Muir quotes that’ll inspire you to #FindYourPark: [ On.doi.gov Link ]
Climb the mountains and get their good tidings Natures peace will flow
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Dean Olson
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