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Press Releases


Bureau of Land Management 11/21/14
Secretary Jewell, Governor Hickenlooper, Colorado Congressional Delegation Announce Landmark Settlement for Colorado’s Roan Plateau that Balances Conservation, Oil & Gas Development

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today joined Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and U.S. Michael Bennet to announce a landmark settlement agreement that will help protect the Roan Plateau near Rifle, Colorado, while also encouraging natural gas

Land buy-back program for Tribal Nations logo without words 200x200 11/20/14
Deputy Secretary Connor Outlines Accomplishments, Next Tribal Locations for $1.9 Billion Land Buy-Back Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Deputy Secretary of the Interior Mike Connor today announced that the Department’s Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Buy-Back Program) has paid more than $225 million to individual American Indians

BOEM 11/17/14
Interior Offers First Right-of-Way for Renewable Energy Transmission in Federal Waters

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to create American jobs, develop clean energy sources and cut carbon pollution, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Acting Director


Media Advisories


Secretary Sally Jewell 11/21/14
TODAY: Secretary Jewell, Gov. Hickenlooper, Senator Bennet Announce Major Development Regarding Roan Plateau

Today, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will join Gov. John Hickenlooper, Senator Michael Bennet, Director of the Bureau of Land Management Neil Kornze and other elected officials for an announcement regarding the Roan Plateau.

Deputy Secretary Mike Connor 11/19/14
Interior Deputy Secretary Mike Connor to Discuss Accomplishments, Additional Steps in Implementation of Tribal Land Buy-Back Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, November 20, Deputy Secretary of the Interior Mike Connor will host a news media teleconference to discuss the year-to-date accomplishments and next schedule for the continued implementation

Australia 11/10/14
Secretary Jewell to Address World Parks Congress in Australia, Will Highlight Need for Global Action on Climate Change

The Secretary will join NPS Director Jonathan B. Jarvis this week in representing the United States at the 2014 International Union for Conservation of Nature’s 2014 World Parks Congress, a global forum on protected areas held once every decade.


DOI Videos


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This Week at Interior November 21, 2014

A new study shows the polar bear population in the south Beaufort Sea took a steep decline in the early 2000s; Secretary Jewell announces the first ever right of way grant for offshore wind energy transmission in federal waters; more.


Photo Galleries


President Obama and Secretary Jewell Dedicate the Memorial 10/05/14
Secretary Jewell Offered Remarks at the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial Dedication

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell offered remarks at the ceremony to formally dedicate the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial, the newest addition to the National Mall and Memorial Parks.


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.