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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


Secretary Sally Jewell 07/29/14
Interior Department and AFL-CIO’s Union Sportsmen’s Alliance to Sign Agreement to Restore Parks and Other Public Lands

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA), an organization representing affiliates and members of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), will sign

Deputy Secretary Mike Connor 07/24/14
Deputy Secretary Connor Announces Additional Funding for Colorado Projects Designed to Reduce Risk to Local Water Supplies from Wildland Fires

As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to reduce carbon pollution while better preparing the nation for the impacts of climate, like longer, hotter and drier wildfire seasons, Deputy Secretary of the Interior Michael Connor today visited

BIA Logo 07/23/14
Interior Department Announces $2.5 million to Promote Tribal Control and Operation of BIE-Funded Schools

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As part of the Obama Administration’s historic commitment to ensure that all students attending Bureau of Indian Education-funded schools receive a effective education delivered to them by tribes, U.S. Secretary of the Interior


Media Advisories


Secretary Jewell 07/31/14
Secretary Jewell, Director Pizarchik to Celebrate Official Public Opening of Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

WASHINGTON, DC – On Friday, August 1, 2014, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Director of the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) Joseph Pizarchik will take part in the grand opening ceremony of the Pittsburgh Botanic

Jewell_river200x200 07/09/14
Secretary Jewell to Make Major Announcement Related to Richmond National Battlefield Park

RICHMOND, VA – On Thursday, July 10, 2014, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will join Richmond National Battlefield Park Superintendent David Ruth, Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources Molly Ward and Civil War Trust President James Lighthizer

Secretary Sally Jewell 07/08/14
Secretary Jewell to Join Birmingham Mayor William Bell, Sr. to Celebrate Land and Water Conservation Fund

BIRMINGHAM, AL – On Wednesday, July 9, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will join Birmingham Mayor William Bell, Sr., a member of the bipartisan coalition Mayors for Parks, to discuss the Land and Water Conservation Fund’s impacts


DOI Videos


ThisWeekJuly25_200 07/25/14
This Week at Interior July 25, 2014

Secretary Jewell on Capitol Hill to call for full and permanent funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund; USGS has a new Coastal Change Hazards Portal that lets users track coastline changes through the past, present, and future; more.


Photo Galleries


Secretary Jewell 03/16/14
Secretary Jewell Visits Glacier National Park

Secretary Jewell joined Senator Jon Tester of Montana for a tour of Glacier National Park this weekend to discuss the economic benefits of outdoor recreation and tourism on public lands, energy development and upholding trust responsibilities to American


Other News


Sally Jewell 06/27/14
The Great American Backyard Campout

Some of my fondest childhood memories are camping out in the backyard with my friends, climbing trees, having “teddy bear picnics” in a secret place under the bushes, and whittling sticks to toast marshmallows. Thanks to the Great American Backyard