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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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This Week at Interior April 24, 2015

FRI, APRIL 24, 2015, 05:09 PM EST

President Obama and Secretary Jewell mark Earth Day 2015 with a visit to Florida's Everglades; a multi-agency initiative to fight climate change's effects; the results of the first-ever carbon storage assessment in national parks; more. Watch Video >


Visitor Spending at National Parks Boosts Economy by $30 Billion Annually

WED, APRIL 22, 2015, 06:00 AM EST

Record numbers of visitors to national parks in 2014 translated into $29.7 billion in economic activity that supported nearly 277,000 jobs across the country Read More >

A pair of sage grouse standing in a field

Successful Conservation Partnership Keeps Bi-State Sage-Grouse Off Endangered Species List

TUE, APRIL 21, 2015, 02:43 PM EST

Secretary Jewell joined with state and local partners to celebrate an extensive and long-term conservation partnership on behalf of the bi-state greater sage-grouse population. Read More >

Secretary Jewell and NPS Director Jarvis

Secretary Jewell, Director Jarvis Announce $3 Million to Develop and Enhance Parks, Outdoor Recreation Facilities in Eight Cities

TUE, APRIL 21, 2015, 10:52 AM EST

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Director of the National Park Service Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced $3 million to assist 8 cities in constructing and enhancing parks and other outdoor recreation facilities in disadvantaged neighborhoods. Read More >

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DOI, EPA, NOAA announce Resilient Lands and Waters Initiative to prepare natural resources for climate change

TUE, APRIL 21, 2015, 08:49 AM EST

Building on existing collaborations, these Resilient Lands and Waters partnerships – located in southwest Florida, Hawaii, Washington and the Great Lakes region – will help build resilience in regions vulnerable to climate change and related challenges. Read More >