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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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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 >

An aerial view of the California Bay Delta

Media Advisory: Deputy Secretary Connor, Governor Brown to Discuss Goals for Delta Habitat and Infrastructure

WED, APRIL 29, 2015, 01:44 PM EST

OAKLAND, CA – On Thursday, April 30, U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Interior Michael Connor will join California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. to discuss new regulatory approaches for the Bay Delta. Read More >

Sagebrush Steppe Habitat

Secretary Jewell Announces Over $4 Million to Protect Sagebrush Lands Threatened by Rangeland Fire

WED, APRIL 29, 2015, 10:23 AM EST

The projects in Idaho, Utah, Nevada, and Oregon will support the Interior Department’s science-based strategy to address the more frequent and intense wildfires that are damaging sagebrush landscapes and productive rangelands. Read More >