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Press Releases


Two men stand next to a large array of solar panels. 06/01/15
Interior Department Approves First Solar Energy Zone Projects

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced the approval of the first three solar energy projects to benefit from the streamlined permitting process of the Bureau of Land Management’s Western Solar Plan.

Secretaries Jewell and Duncan sign a document at a desk. 06/01/15
Miccosukee Indian School Receives Historic Flexibility to Meet Academic and Cultural Needs of Students

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced today that the Miccosukee Indian School has received flexibility to use a definition of Adequate Yearly Progress that meets their students’ academic and cultural needs.

Sage Grouse Pair 200x200 05/28/15
BLM, USFS Plans for Western Public Lands Provide for Greater Sage-Grouse Protection, Balanced Development

The Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service today released final environmental reviews for proposed land use plans to help conserve greater sage-grouse habitat and support sustainable economic development in 10 Western states.


Media Advisories


Jewell shoveling at a service project 05/29/15
Secretary Jewell, Baltimore Mayor Rawlings-Blake to Make Major Youth Initiative Announcement

On Tuesday, June 2, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will make a major announcement related to the Department’s youth initiative, which aims to inspire millions of young adults to play, learn, serve and work on public lands.

Secretary Jewell stands at a podium 05/29/15
Interior, Education Departments to Make Important Announcement for Native Youth

As part of the Obama Administration's Generation Indigenous initiative, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will join Miccosukee Tribal Leaders to announce an educational achievement for Native Youth.

Mountains frame a field of sagebrush 05/26/15
Interior Department, USDA to Celebrate Major Milestone in Partnership to Protect Sagebrush Habitat Across the West

On Thursday, May 28, federal, state and local partners will announce a major milestone in the unprecedented and proactive partnership to conserve sagebrush habitat across the American West.


DOI Videos


ThisWeek_200 05/29/15
This Week at Interior May 29, 2015

Secretary Jewell visits Riverside Indian School in Oklahoma, part of her listening tour for Native American Youth; survival prospects are improving for the Florida manatee; and two bear cubs in Yosemite National Park have stolen America's heart; more.


Photo Galleries


Samara interior 04/15/15
Five New National Historic Landmarks Highlight America’s Diverse Heritage

Interior Secretary Jewell and NPS Director Jarvis announced the designation of five national historic landmarks, ranging from a 19th century reservoir in Massachusetts to a home in Indiana designed by Frank Lloyd Wright to provide affordable housing.


Other News


Secretary Jewell 03/20/15
Secretary Sally Jewell: Commonsense Rules for Safe and Responsible Energy Development

As Secretary of the Interior, I am fortunate to oversee American treasures like the Grand Canyon, the Statue of Liberty, and the Everglades.These are places owned by each and every American.