Image description: Two moose inspect a car in the snow at Rocky Mountain National Park.
There has been epic winter weather across the country this year. Show us what you’ve been going through by sharing your photos. You can either post to our Facebook page or tweet them to us (@USAgov). We’ll select a few to share with our followers.
Photo from the Department of Interior.
Image description: A reminder from our friends at FEMA - If it’s cold for you, it’s cold for your pets! Bring pets indoors or make sure they have a warm shelter with unfrozen water.
From the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service:
Love polar bears? You’re not alone!
Today’s throwback pic was taken back in 2009 by one of our employees involved with our polar bear program.
The primary objective of this program is to ensure that polar bear populations in Alaska remain a healthy, functioning component of the Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort seas ecosystems.
Get details about our program here … and find more polar bear images here.
Photo: One of our biologists works with a tranquilized bear on the ice, 2009. (Karyn Rhode/USFWS)
From the Bureau of Land Management:
Say hello to Kahr, our newest law enforcement recruit.
BLM Southern Nevada District Office (SNDO) recently welcomed its newest K-9 team — Ryan Parr and his German Shepherd partner Kahr. Born in the Czech Republic 18 months ago, Kahr immigrated to the U.S. and began training at Shallow Creek Kennels in Sharpsville, Pennsylvania.
In October, SNDO’s Law Enforcement Officer/ Field Training Officer Ryan Parr began training with Kahr. Six weeks later, they were certified by the BLM and North American Police Work Dog Association for narcotics (marijuana, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and ecstasy) and patrol (tracking, area search, apprehension and handler protection).
Proving that the first week of work doesn’t have to be a time of transition, Kahr made his first drug find on the second day of work.
You can read more about Kahr and his duties at: http://on.doi.gov/1cGsgxC
-Kirsten Cannon, Public Affairs Specialist, BLM-Nevada