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Mustangs in the U.S. Army

Did you know that the U.S. Army still utilizes horse detachments for service today? While there is a long history of cavalry use in the U.S. Army, most cavalry units were disbanded after 1939. It was in the 1960s that the modern Army began re-establishing horse detachments, using animals for ceremonial traditions, parades, and training missions. 

BLM innovates rural Alaska wildland firefighting and keeps traditions alive

Type 2 BLM contract crews, Alaska style.

During Native American Heritage Month, a reminder of the power of Indigenous knowledge

By Derrick Henry, Public Affairs Specialist

Foundations of the Past, Present and Future: River House Stabilization Project

For Native American Heritage Month, we are highlighting a preservation project completed this year within Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah.

What’s behind the fiery point of the spear

Firefighters are tough, but they need support.

Service after the service

Three veterans, three paths to careers at the BLM

It runs in the family: A father, his daughter, and a love for wild horses

With a father who is in charge of BLM mustangs as his job, Emma Lloyd has been exposed to more things equine than your typical kid.

Military to Civilian - A pathway to success comes full circle

BLM Alaska Fire Service collaboration with U.S. Army allows transitioning soldiers to continue service to their country

Top 5 things to know about wild horse and burro gathers

When managed at sustainable levels and balanced with other species, wild horses and burros can contribute to thriving and healthy ecological systems on public lands. To achieve this balance, the BLM conducts periodic “gathers” to safely remove excess animals from overpopulated herds.

Anchorage Field Office installs permafrost monitoring stations along Iditarod National Historic Trail

BLM Anchorage Field Office staff, assisted by Geo-watersheds Scientific, recently installed two new soil temperature monitoring stations along the Iditarod National Historic Trail (INHT). 
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