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Source: United States of America – Federal Government Departments (video statements)

This Week: The Bureau of Land Management finalizes its rule to allow nearly 2,000 Alaska Native veterans to apply for federal land allotments under the 2019 Dingell Act; Interior observes Native American Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the rich and diverse ancestry, cultures, traditions, and histories of America’s indigenous peoples; bison from Badlands National Park in South Dakota, and Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota, are released onto nearly 28,000 acres of native grasslands on the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation; Secretary Bernhardt formally establishes Ste. Genevieve National Historical Park as the National Park Service’s 422nd unit; the Bureau of Reclamation signs a Record of Decision giving environmental clearance to repair a 33-mile stretch of the Friant-Kern Canal in California’s eastern San Joaquin Valley; a new study from USGS summarizes the lessons it’s learned from its long history of delivering earthquake information to the public through the Earthquake Hazards Program; USGS joins the Fish and Wildlife Service and the Office of Insular affairs to announce the discovery of brown tree snakes on the Cocos Islands in Guam; and our social media Picture of the Week, a sunset painting the high mountain peaks of Montana’s Glacier National Park. Make sure you follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and You Tube!