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U.S. Government

Basic guide to get you started in researching the federal government resources both online and in the library.

About Department of the Interior

"The U.S. Department of the Interior protects America’s natural resources and heritage, honors our cultures and tribal communities, and supplies the energy to power our future."

The main bureaus and offices are:

Bureau of Indian Affairs
Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
Bureau of Reclamation
Minerals Management Service (MMS)
National Park Service (NPS)
Office of Surface Mining
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Bureau of Indians Affairs

Bureau of Reclamation

Geological Survey (USGS)

National Park Service

Bureau of Land Management


BLM Photo Library

Minerals Management Service

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