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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


BOEM 08/19/14
Interior Auctions 80,000 Acres Offshore Maryland for Wind Energy Development, Advances President’s Climate Action Plan

As part of President Obama’s comprehensive Climate Action Plan to create American jobs, develop domestic clean energy resources and cut carbon pollution, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) today held the nation’s third competitive lease sale

Secretary Sally Jewell and youth volunteer 08/13/14
Secretary Jewell Announces Additional $1 Million to Fund Urban Engagement Efforts at Southern California Wildlife Refuges

SAN DIEGO, CA – Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced that the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge Complex will receive an additional $1 million in funding to reach new audiences and engage Southern California urban communities and youth

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Interior Announces New Chief Information Officer

WASHINGTON D.C. – Today the U.S. Department of the Interior announced the selection of Sylvia Burns as its new Chief Information Officer (CIO).


Media Advisories


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Secretary Jewell, Secretary Duncan to Visit Indian School in Maine

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to promote strong, prosperous and resilient communities, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will visit the Beatrice Rafferty School

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Secretary Jewell, Director Ashe to Make Announcement at San Diego National Wildlife Refuge Complex

SAN DIEGO, CA – On Wednesday, August 13, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will join U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe and state and local officials to make an exciting announcement regarding the San Diego National Wildlife Complex

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Secretary Jewell to Visit California Wildland Fire Operations Center

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, August 12, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will visit the Northern California Geographic Area Coordination Center (North Ops) in Redding and nearby areas.


DOI Videos


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This Week at Interior August 15, 2014

One million dollars in additional funding for a San Diego wildlife refuge to engage new and diverse youth in the great outdoors; Secretary Jewell travels to California to meet with members of the interagency fire leadership team; more


Photo Galleries


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Secretary Jewell's visit with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) staff and tour of Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell visited with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) staff during her trip to Albuquerque on April 17.


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