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Press Releases


DOI Logo 200x200 10/31/14
Interior Department Releases Climate and Sustainability Plans on Fifth Anniversary of President Obama’s Executive Order

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, the Department of the Interior today released its plans for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preparing for climate change impacts such as flooding, sea level rise, severe weather

Secretary Sally Jewell 10/27/14
Interior Department and The North Face Join Forces to Promote & Protect America’s Public Lands

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Todd Spaletto, President of The North Face, today announced a partnership to protect, preserve and celebrate public lands in support of the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps

Deputy Secretary Michael Connor 10/23/14
Deputy Secretary Connor Underscores President’s Commitment to Alaska Natives During Anchorage Visit

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – As part of President Obama’s commitment to help Alaska Native leaders build strong, prosperous and resilient communities, Deputy Secretary of the Interior Mike Connor today announced that Interior is launching initiatives


Media Advisories


Deputy Secretary Mike Connor 10/27/14
Deputy Secretary Mike Connor to Address Bay-Delta Science Conference

SACRAMENTO, CA -- Deputy Secretary of the Interior Mike Connor will address the 8th Biennial Bay-Delta Science Conference on October 28 at the Sacramento Convention Center.

jewell-with-kids-original 10/27/14
UPDATE: Secretarial Visit to the Choctaw Tribal Schools in Philadelphia, Mississippi

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to ensure all students attending Bureau of Indian Education-funded schools receive a high quality, culturally appropriate education, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell

Secretary Sally Jewell 10/27/14
Secretary Jewell to Deliver Keynote Remarks at National Congress of American Indians Annual Convention in Atlanta

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, October 28, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will deliver keynote remarks at the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) Annual Convention in Atlanta, Georgia.


DOI Videos


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This Week at Interior October 31, 2014

A new public-private partnership to benefit the next generation of outdoor stewards; the Fish and Wildlife Service proposes Endangered Species Act protection for the African lion; 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.