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Osage Nation Becomes 20th Tribe to Partner with Interior to Implement the Land Buy-Back Program

THU, MAY 28, 2015, 09:14 AM EST

Interior Deputy Secretary Michael Connor announced today that the Department has signed a cooperative agreement with the Osage Nation to implement the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations. Read More >


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Media Advisory: Interior Department, USDA to Celebrate Major Milestone in Partnership to Protect Sagebrush Habitat Across the West

TUE, MAY 26, 2015, 02:28 PM EST

On Thursday, May 28, federal, state and local partners will announce a major milestone in the unprecedented and proactive partnership to conserve sagebrush habitat across the American West. Read More >


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Media Advisory: Secretary Jewell to Visit Riverside Indian School in Oklahoma

TUE, MAY 26, 2015, 09:31 AM EST

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will visit Riverside Indian School on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, to meet with students and school officials, tour the educational facilities, and host a roundtable discussion. Read More >


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This Week at Interior May 22, 2015

FRI, MAY 22, 2015, 05:20 PM EST

A major announcement on strategies to fight wildfires on sagebrush landscapes and rangelands; nearly $50m water projects to fight drought in California and eleven other states; a proposal to remove an iconic animal from the Endangered Species List; more. Watch Video >


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Secretary Jewell, Congressman Hoyer Call for Full Funding of Landmark Recreation, Conservation Program at Maryland’s Douglas Point

FRI, MAY 22, 2015, 08:52 AM EST

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and U.S. Congressman Steny Hoyer joined together today to call on Congress to reauthorize and fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund at the historic Chiles Homesite at Douglas Point. Read More >