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A worker adds lime to a settling pond to assist in the pH adjustment of the water prior to discharge to Cement Creek on Aug 14, 2015 08/20/15
Bureau of Reclamation to Lead Interior Department’s Independent Review of Colorado Gold King Mine Incident

WASHINGTON – The Department of the Interior has asked the Bureau of Reclamation to lead Interior’s independent assessment of factors that contributed to the August 5 Gold King Mine incident in Colorado.

A firefighter fights a blaze in a field 08/20/15
Statement by Interior Department Secretary Sally Jewell on the Tragic Loss of Three Firefighters in Washington

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell issued the following statement today on the tragic loss of three U.S. Forest Service firefighters near Twisp, Washington.

Small boxes of different types of collected seeds. 08/17/15
Interior Department Releases National Seed Strategy for Landscape Scale Rehabilitation and Restoration

As part of a comprehensive, science-based strategy to address the threat of wildfires that are damaging landscapes across the West, the Department of the Interior today announced the release of a National Seed Strategy for rehabilitation and restoration.


Media Advisories


rangeland fire 200x200 08/14/15
Interior to Release National Seed Strategy at the Bureau of Land Management Seed Warehouse in Boise, Idaho

Interior will release the National Seed Strategy for Rehabilitation and Restoration as part of a comprehensive, science-based strategy to address the threat of wildfires that are damaging landscapes across the West.

A purple kayak on the Ohio River Water Trail 08/12/15
Secretary Jewell to Announce New Land and Water Conservation Funding with Stops in Ohio and Wisconsin

WASHINGTON – On Thursday and Friday, August 13-14, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will visit Ohio and Wisconsin to announce new funding and celebrate the success of the Land and Water Conservation Fund over the past 50 years.

Secretary Jewell and three other youth volunteers hold a sawed log. 08/04/15
Secretary Jewell, Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker to Make Major Youth Initiative Announcement

SALT LAKE CITY – On Thursday, August 6, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will join local partners for a major announcement related to the Interior Department’s leadership of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Outside initiative.


DOI Videos


ThisWeekJuly24_200 07/24/15
This Week at Interior July 24, 2015

A new USGS study takes a look at storm damage in New York in the wake of Hurricane Sandy; it's the highest point in North America, but how high is it? A grant to help transform Grand Canyon National Park's Desert View into a tribal heritage center; 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


Map of the western portion of the U.S. 08/11/15
Explore Proposed Public Lands Projects with a New, Interactive Map

Locating and learning about proposed high priority federal recreational and conservation investments is now easier than ever through a new interactive map.