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Our Mission: Protecting America’s Great Outdoors and Powering Our Future

The U.S. Department of the Interior protects America’s natural resources and heritage, honors our cultures and tribal communities, and supplies the energy to power our future.

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Secretary Sally Jewell speaking at a podium

Media Advisory: Secretary Jewell to Deliver Commencement Address at Haskell Indian Nations University

WED, MAY 6, 2015, 10:17 AM EST

Secretary Jewell will be the first Secretary of the Interior to speak at Haskell Indian Nations University. As Secretary of the Interior, Jewell upholds trust responsibilities to the 566 federally recognized American Indian tribes and Alaska Natives. Read More >


This Week at Interior May 1, 2015

FRI, MAY 1, 2015, 05:05 PM EST

Secretary Jewell announces funding for sagebrush land protection projects in the Great Basin region; finalized regulations for valuation of oil produced on Native American lands; a donation to help restore the Marine Corps War Memorial; more. Watch Video >

Polar bear and cub in Alaska

Photo Hobbyist Wins “Share the Experience” 2014 Photo Contest

THU, APRIL 30, 2015, 03:44 PM EST

The “Share the Experience” photo contest highlights our nation’s public lands and draws entries from across the United States. The top-prize photograph features a touching moment of a polar bear and her cub in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Read More >

Michael Connor Reclamation

State, Federal Leaders to Accelerate Delta Habitat Restoration, Proceed With Water Infrastructure Fix

THU, APRIL 30, 2015, 01:16 PM EST

Specifically, the plan will accelerate long-stalled Delta environmental projects, including critical habitat, wetlands and floodplain restoration, while fixing California’s aging and environmentally damaging water infrastructure system. Read More >

An oil rig in a field

Interior Finalizes Effort to Improve Fairness, Clarity for the Valuation of Oil Produced on American Indian Lands

THU, APRIL 30, 2015, 10:13 AM EST

Advancing President Obama’s commitment to work with tribal leaders to build strong economies, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell released final regulations to ensure tribal communities receive all owed royalties from oil production on their lands. Read More >