U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20240
August 26, 2010
In Reply Refer To:
8270 (240) P
EMS TRANSMISSION 09/02/2010
Information Bulletin No. 2010-108
To: All Employees
From: Assistant Director, Renewable Resources and Planning
Subject: National Fossil Day, October 13, 2010
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is partnering with the National Park Service (NPS), the American Geological Institute (AGI), and other Federal and state agencies, associations, and organizations to hold the first annual National Fossil Day on October 13, 2010, during Earth Science Week (www.earthsciweek.org). This year, AGI’s Earth Science Week will focus on exploring the natural world and learning more about the geosciences. National Fossil Day will promote public awareness about the importance of paleontological resources as part of our Nation’s heritage in order to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational value.
BLM National Fossil Day website: The BLM’s Division of Cultural, Paleontological Resources and Tribal Consultation (WO-240) will use the BLM paleontology web page to post National Fossil Day events (see http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/more/CRM/paleontology.html).
National Fossil Day Resources and Activities: As part of the 10th anniversary celebration of the BLM’s National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS) and to continue a successful Decade of Discovery activities, the BLM will highlight paleontological resources within the NLCS, particularly at the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (GSENM). Paleontological information on the GSENM web pages will be updated as part of the celebration.
Field Offices are encouraged to participate in National Fossil Day by:
Events already being coordinated in conjunction with National Fossil Day include:
As part of the commemoration, the NPS has developed a National Fossil Day web page (http://nature.nps.gov/geology/nationalfossilday/index.cfm) that highlights planned activities, contains ideas for holding events and activities, and links to partner web pages.
If you have any questions, please contact Lucia Kuizon, National Paleontologist, BLM WO-240, at 202-912-7253, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Signed by: Authenticated by:
Edwin L. Roberson Robert M. Williams
Assistant Director Division of IRM Governance,WO-560
Renewable Resources and Planning
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