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Secretary Jewell Visits Vietnam to Encourage International Collaboration in Combating Illegal Wildlife Trade
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today concluded an official visit to Vietnam where she met with government officials to discuss ways the U.S. and the South Asian country can work together to combat the world’s growing illegal wildlife trade.
Department of the Interior Announces Final Federal Recognition Process to Acknowledge Indian Tribes
The updated rule promotes a more transparent, timely and consistent process flexible enough to account for the unique histories of tribal communities while maintaining the rigor and integrity of the criteria that have been in place for nearly 40 years.
Buy-Back Program Exceeds $500 Million Paid to Landowners for Voluntary Consolidation of Fractional Interests
The Buy-Back Program implements the land consolidation component of the Cobell Settlement, which provided $1.9 billion to purchase fractional interests in trust or restricted land from willing individual landowners at fair market value.
Secretary Jewell to Make First Official Visit to Guam
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will visit the U.S. Territory of Guam on Monday, July 6, to further the United States’ commitment to insular areas and Guam’s importance to the region.
Secretary Jewell to Travel to Vietnam, China and Guam
The black markets in the United States, China and Vietnam are contributing to record high demand for wildlife products that is having a devastating impact, with species like elephants and rhinos facing the risk of significant decline or even extinction.
Secretary Jewell to Keynote Western Governors’ Association Annual Meeting
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will deliver keynote remarks at the Annual Meeting of the Western Governors’ Association (WGA) in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, on Wednesday, June 24.
This Week at Interior July 2, 2015
Secretary Jewell travels to Asia; Team Rubicon heads for Alaska to fight wildfires; USGS knows the biggest threat to polar bears; a new rule for tribal recognition; changing policy to allow photos on White House tours; more.
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.
Statement by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on the Agreement in Principle with BP to Settle Civil Claims for the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
“If approved by the court, this settlement would help restore the natural resources... impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, but to also build back the resiliency of the region, which is critical to the health of our economy and environment."