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Media Advisory: Secretary Jewell to Kick off National Park Week at Crater Lake, Highlight Recreational, Economic Benefits of Parks

WED, APRIL 16, 2014, 04:16 PM EST

On April 19, 2014, Secretary Jewell will kick off National Park Week with a visit to Crater Lake National Park, highlighting this year’s “Go Wild!” theme that encourages people to connect with the nation’s natural, historic, and cultural heritage Read More >


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Media Advisory: Secretary Jewell to Deliver Commencement Address at Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute

TUE, APRIL 15, 2014, 04:21 PM EST

On Thursday, April 17, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will address the 2014 graduating class of the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute , a National Indian Community College and Land Grant Institution located in Albuquerque Read More >


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This Week at Interior April 11, 2014

FRI, APRIL 11, 2014, 05:08 PM EST

The 75th anniversary of Marian Anderson's historic concert at the Lincoln Memorial; Washington DC's world famous cherry blossoms are hitting peak bloom under sunny skies and warm temperatures; more. Watch Video >


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Secretary Jewell Releases Landscape-Scale Mitigation Strategy to Encourage Dual Objectives of Smart Development and Conservation

THU, APRIL 10, 2014, 10:09 AM EST

To advance landscape-scale, science-based management of America’s public lands and wildlife, Secretary Jewell today released a strategy to implement mitigation policies and practices at the Department Read More >


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Obama Administration Outlines New Strategy to Better Protect Communities, Businesses and Public and Private Lands from the Threat of Wildland Fire Ahead of 2014 Fire Season

WED, APRIL 9, 2014, 02:39 PM EST

As the 2014 wildfire season approaches, U.S. Secretary Tom Vilsack, U.S. Secretary Sally Jewell, and Council on Environmental Quality Acting Chair Mike Boots released the Administration’s National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy Read More >