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View from the shore looking out at trees and a river at Douglas Point in Maryland

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 >


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Secretary Jewell Announces $50 Million to Help Conserve Water in Drought-Stricken West

WED, MAY 20, 2015, 12:34 PM EST

As part of the Obama Administration’s continued effort to bring relief to western communities suffering from the drought, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced $50 million to improve water conservation in CA and 11 other states. Read More >


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Secretary Jewell, Governor Jindal Announce Proposal to Remove Louisiana Black Bear from Endangered Species List

WED, MAY 20, 2015, 12:00 PM EST

Thanks to a highly successful public-private partnership, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced today the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's proposal to remove the Louisiana black bear from the list of threatened and endangered species. Read More >


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Media Advisory: Secretary Jewell, Congressman Hoyer to Celebrate Land and Water Conservation Fund in Maryland

WED, MAY 20, 2015, 11:36 AM EST

On Friday, May 22, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will join U.S. Congressman Steny Hoyer to celebrate the success of the Land and Water Conservation Fund during its fiftieth anniversary with a visit to Douglas Point in Maryland. Read More >


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Secretary Jewell Announces Comprehensive Rangeland Fire Strategy to Restore & Protect Sagebrush Lands

TUE, MAY 19, 2015, 02:28 PM EST

The comprehensive, science-based Strategy details a more focused, coordinated and collaborative approach for rangeland fire management, particularly in the Great Basin region of Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Oregon and California. Read More >