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The DOI Office of Communications serves news media representatives across the United States. It can be contacted at (202) 208-6416.


Press Releases


Land buy-back program for Tribal Nations logo without words 200x200 10/01/14
Interior Transfers Another $1 Million from Land Buy-Back Program to Cobell Education Scholarship Fund

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of the Interior today announced that an additional $1 million has been transferred to the Cobell Education Scholarship Fund, bringing the total transferred in 2014 to more than $4.5 million.

Secretary Jewell 09/30/14
Secretary Jewell Convenes Fourth Meeting of the White House Council on Native American Affairs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today convened the fourth meeting of the White House Council on Native American Affairs (Council), formed by Executive Order of the President

Deputy Secretary Mike Connor 09/30/14
Deputy Secretary Connor Tours Santa Clara Pueblo Lands in New Mexico Damaged by Forest Fires and Floods

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Deputy Secretary of the Interior Michael Connor today visited the Santa Clara Pueblo in north central New Mexico to meet with tribal officials and tour pueblo lands that have been severely impacted by wildland fire and flooding.


Media Advisories


Sally Jewell 09/24/14
Secretary Jewell, BLM Deputy Director Ellis to Tour Sage Grouse Conservation Efforts Underway in Oregon

LAKEVIEW, Ore. – On Thursday, September 25, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will join Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Deputy Director Steve Ellis, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management Jim Lyons

Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Kevin Washburn 09/24/14
Interior, Justice Leaders Join Navajo Nation to Announce Major Trust Settlement

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to strengthen the government-to-government relationship with tribal nations and fulfill federal trust obligations, on Friday, September 26, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell

shoveling 09/23/14
Secretary Jewell, Coca-Cola Foundation to Make Major Partnership Announcement for Interior Department’s Youth Initiative

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – On Wednesday, September 24, 2014, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will join Coca-Cola North America President Sandy Douglas at Marsh Park in Los Angeles to announce a major public-private partnership


DOI Videos


ThisWeekSept26_200 09/26/14
This Week at Interior September 24, 2014

Secretary Jewell's travels take her across several western states, highlighting Interior initiatives like clean domestic energy, youth engagement, wildlife conservation, and restoring trust relationships with Native American tribes; more.


Photo Galleries


Eagle Island view of house 09/30/14
Secretary Jewell and Director Jarvis Announced Nine New National Historic Landmarks Highlighting America’s Diverse History and Culture

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis announced the designation of nine new national historic landmarks.


Other News


Dan Ashe head shot 09/19/14
Celebrating a Milestone in Conservation – and the Law that Made it Possible

Just a few weeks ago, I was at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History remembering an unfortunately dark moment in conservation history – exactly a century before, on September 1, 1914, the last known passenger pigeon died in a Cincinnati zoo.