2007 News Archive



12/18/2007 Independent Study Panel Reports Findings on
Interior's Mineral Royalty Revenue System
12/18/2007 Deputy Assistant Secretary David Cohen Leaving
Interior
12/14/2007 Secretary Kempthorne to Meet with Governors
of Florida, Alabama and Georgia
12/13/2007 Secretary Kempthorne Signs Historic Decision
For New Colorado River Management Strategies
12/12/2007 MEDIA ADVISORY: Secretary Kempthorne to Sign
Historic River Compact At Colorado River Water
Users Association Meeting
12/07/2007 Deputy Secretary Scarlett to Help Celebrate
Everglades National Park's 60th Anniversary
12/05/2007 The Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians
Cautions Trust Account Holders About Misleading Notifications
12/04/2007 Secretary Kempthorne to Address International Regulators Offshore Safety Conference in Miami
11/30/2007 Kempthorne-Led U.S. Group on Earth Observations Announces Scientific Initiatives
11/29/2007 $1 Billion in Federal Funds Will Help Six Coastal States to Restore and Protect Their Shoreline Environments
11/29/2007 Interior Expands Financial and Business Management System
11/29/2007 Secretary Kempthorne Leads U.S. Delegation to International Earth Observation Summit in South Africa
11/26/2007 Artman Issues a Proposed Finding Against Acknowledgment of the Juaneño Band of Mission Indians, Acjachemen Nation
11/26/2007 Artman Issues a Proposed Finding Against Acknowledgment of the Juaneño Band of Mission Indians
11/23/2007 Secretary Kempthorne Commends Wildland Firefighters, National Fire Center Employees for Their Service to Nation
11/16/2007 Preserve America Grants Available to Communities in all 50 States; Application Deadline Dec. 12
11/16/2007 Secretary Kempthorne to Commemorate 144th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address at Gettysburg National Military Park
11/15/2007 Army Corps of Engineers Updates Drought Situation as U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Releases Biological Opinion of Proposed Water Management Changes to Interim Operating Plan
11/14/2007 Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne Lauds Department's Financial and Performance Management
11/14/2007 Secretary Kempthorne to Prepare and Serve Pancakes to Interior Employees at "Thanks-for-giving" Event
11/14/2007 Secretary Kempthorne to Honor Interior Employees For Outstanding Performance In Financial Management, Accountability
11/14/2007 Secretary Kempthorne to Address National Congress of American Indians
11/13/2007 Deputy Secretary Scarlett to Address Committee on Earth Observation Satellites Meeting in Hawaii
11/09/2007 Assistant Secretary Artman to Address Tribal Leaders November 12 at the NCAI 64th Annual Convention
11/09/2007 "BIE READS" Helps to Kick Off National American Indian Heritage Month at DOI
11/09/2007 Trust for The National Mall Launches Historic Public/Private Partnership
11/09/2007 Statement by Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne in Honor of Veterans Day
11/06/2007 Vietnam Veterans Memorial Exhibition Opens at Interior Museum
11/05/2007 Secretary Kempthorne Details New Frontier for Offshore Alternative Energy Development
11/05/2007 Secretary Kempthorne to Preview Vietnam Memorial Exhibition Featuring Personal Items Left by Loved Ones at the "HealingWall"
11/05/2007 Secretary Kempthorne to Read to Elementary Students, Kick-Off 'BIE READS' to Promote Literacy
11/02/2007 Secretary Kempthorne Joins Mrs. Laura Bush and Other Dignitaries to Announce Administration's Marine Debris Initiative
11/02/2007 Secretary Kempthorne to Discuss New Frontier for Offshore Alternative Energy Development
11/01/2007 Artman Meets with Tribal Leaders Impacted by SoCal Fires
10/31/2007 Secretary Kempthorne to Host Water Meeting with Governors of Alabama, Florida and Georgia
10/31/2007 Mrs. Laura Bush Announces Bipartisan Historic Preservation Legislation
10/30/2007 Mrs. Laura Bush to Announce Bipartisan Historic Preservation Legislation at October 31 Capitol Hill Event
10/30/2007 Kempthorne Applauds Confirmation of Lyle Laverty As Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks
10/29/2007 Artman to Inspect Fire Damage on La Jolla and Rincon Reservations; Will Meet With Tribal, Federal and State Officials on Relief Efforts
10/26/2007 Interior Secretary Kempthorne Names Members for Committee to Address Wildlife Impacts of Wind Turbines
10/26/2007 Department of the Interior Thanks Senator Bingaman for Introduction of Cooperative Conservation Legislation
10/23/2007 October 25 Consultation Meeting on Tribal Gaming RAPs Cancelled due to Southern California Wildland Fire Emergency
10/23/2007 Federal and State Wildland Fire Experts Jointly Respond to Southern California Wildfires
10/23/2007 Media Advisory - Secretary Kempthorne to Address National Parks Conservation Association Gala
10/19/2007 Interior Department Hosts International Pollinator Conference
10/19/2007 Administration Official to Discuss Two Cooperative Conservation Announcements
10/16/2007 Media Roundtable With Dr. Marburger, Secretary Kempthorne And Vice Admiral Lautenbacher
10/13/2007 How Art Can Change the World: Secretary Kempthorne Lauds Winners of Duck Stamp Competition
10/12/2007 Secretary Kempthorne Announces Appointments To Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council
10/10/2007 Secretary Kempthorne to Celebrate National Wildlife Refuges on Capitol Hill This Evening
10/09/2007 Secretary Kempthorne Will Celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week at Sanibel Island, Florida Events
10/05/2007 Memorial Dedicated At The African Burial Ground National Monument
10/04/2007 Record Oil and Gas Lease Sale Attracts $ 2.9 Billion for Offshore Tracts in the Central Gulf of Mexico
10/02/2007 Secretary Kempthorne to Open Central Gulf of Mexico Oil and Gas Lease Sale
10/02/2007 Secretary Kempthorne to Participate in Dedication of Memorial at African Burial Ground National Monument
10/01/2007 U.S., Palauan Leaders Open $150 million “Road to the Future”
09/27/2007 Secretary of the Interior Kempthorne Announces New Preserve America Grants
09/26/2007 Secretary Kempthorne Meets with Marshalls’ President Note
09/25/2007 Notification List will Help Federal Agencies Carry Out Their Responsibilities for Native Hawaiian Affairs
09/21/2007 Federal and State Collaboration Results in Crackdown On Marketing of Fake Indian Arts and Crafts
09/21/2007 Media Advisory - Secretary Kempthorne to Help Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Desegregation of Little Rock Central High School
09/19/2007 Media Advisory - Secretary Kempthorne to Deliver Keynote Remarks to Field & Stream Heroes of Conservation Awards Gala
09/17/2007 Media Advisory - Interior Department Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month The National Park Service Hosts 2007 Special Observance Program “Hispanic Americans: Making a Positive Impact on Society Today”
09/15/2007 Ceremony in North Dakota Recognizes Medora as a Preserve America Community And Dedicates Theodore Roosevelt’s Elkhorn Ranch
09/14/2007 Media Advisory - Secretary Kempthorne to Speak at Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission Meeting
09/14/2007 Media Advisory - Deputy Secretary Scarlett to Help Dedicate Theodore Roosevelt’s Elkhorn Ranch
09/13/2007 Media Advisory - Deputy Secretary Scarlett to Address Friends of the Network to Freedom Association’s Inaugural Conference
09/07/2007 Future Retreat of Arctic Sea Ice Will Lower Polar Bear Populations and Limit Their Distribution
09/07/2007 ACHP Announces Expanded Eligibility for 2008 Preserve America Presidential Awards
09/07/2007 Media Advisory - USGS Science Available to Inform U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Decision Making on Polar Bears
09/07/2007 Secretary Kempthorne Honors Local Williamsburg Veteran For Volunteer Service to Yorktown National Cemetery
09/04/2007 BLM Announces Purchases of Western Land Parcels with High Conservation Values
09/04/2007 Secretary Kempthorne to Give Keynote Address at National Association of State Park Directors 2007 Conference
08/31/2007 Deputy Secretary Scarlett to Dedicate New Federal Wildlife Preserve Land in Thousand Palms California
08/31/2007 DOI-Tribal Dialogue Meetings on Indian Affairs Modernization Initiative Announced
08/30/2007 Secretary Kempthorne Announces New Grant Program under Water 2025
08/30/2007 National Parks to Highlight Authentic Indian Arts and Crafts
08/23/2007 First National Park Centennial Projects ‘Ready to Go;’ Adding Sparkle to America’s ‘Crown Jewels’
08/22/2007 Secretary Kempthorne, National Park Service Director Bomar, Congressman Dicks to Hold Joint Teleconference on National Park Service Centennial Initiative Project Announcement
08/20/2007 Secretary of the Interior and National Park Service Director to Announce Proposals for Matching Funds Critical to National Park Service Centennial
08/17/2007 Kempthorne Approves $132 Million for Restoration of Lake Tahoe, Land Conservation in Southern Nevada
08/17/2007 Agriculture, Interior Secretaries Initiate President's Enhanced Hunting And Land Conservation Opportunities
08/17/2007 Media Advisory - U.S. Department of the Interior Library to Host The Silent Spring of Rachel Carson: The Contributions and Legacy of the Founder of the Modern Environmental Movemen
08/16/2007 Media Advisory - Deputy Secretary Scarlett to Tour Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Host Town Meeting
08/15/2007 Interior Conference on Business Opportunities in the Islands to Feature Industry Session on Guam Military Buildup
08/14/2007 Mississippi Preserve America Communities, Grantees Celebrate in Vicksburg with Gov. Barbour, City and Federal Officials
08/14/2007 Deputy Secretary of the Interior Lynn Scarlett Recognizes Juneau, Alaska as a Designated Preserve America Community
08/14/2007 Kempthorne Comments on White House Report Calling for New National Land Imaging Program
08/13/2007 Deputy Secretary of the Interior Scarlett to Tour Kassan, Meet with Tribal Leaders in Kassan and Prince of Wales
08/13/2007 Secretary Kempthorne Helps Dedicate New Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center at Grand Teton National Park
08/13/2007 Secretary Kempthorne Announces Joint U.S.-Mexico Statement on Lower Colorado River Issues
08/09/2007 Secretary Kempthorne to Help Dedicate New Craig Thomas Discovery Visitor Center at Grand Teton National Park
08/06/2007 Kempthorne Applauds Senate’s Confirmation of Brent Wahlquist as Director of the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
08/06/2007 Kempthorne Lauds Senate Confirmation of Jim Caswell as Director of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management
08/06/2007 Media Advisory - Deputy Secretary Scarlett to Deliver Keynote Address at Interior Diversity Days Conference
08/03/2007 Idaho Quarter Ceremony Attracts Cabinet Secretaries, United States Mint Director to Historic Boise Ceremony
07/31/2007 Two Cabinet Secretaries and United States Mint Director Celebrate Idaho Quarter at Boise Event August 3rd
07/26/2007 Secretary Kempthorne Announces $9.2 Million in Grants for Water Conservation Projects in West
07/26/2007 Planting Hope: Kempthorne Dedicates American Chestnut Tree, Underscoring Partnership to Restore Natural Icon to Appalachia
07/25/2007 Secretary Kempthorne Takes Action to Strengthen Interior's Wildland Firefighting Efforts
07/24/2007 Secretary Kempthorne Spotlights American Chestnut Tree Restoration to Mark 30th Anniversary of Surface Mining Reclamation Act
07/23/2007 Secretary Kempthorne Names Randall Luthi Director of Minerals Management Service
07/23/2007 Media Advisory - Artman to be Keynote Speaker July 24 at First BIE National Partnership Conference on Improving Indian Education
07/23/2007 Media Advisory - Deputy Secretary Scarlett to Speak on Cooperative Conservation to the NACD Legislative Conference
07/19/2007 Deputy Secretary Scarlett to Visit Great Swamp, Wildcat Ridge
07/19/2007 Deputy Secretary Scarlett Presents 2007 National Take Pride In America® Award Winners
07/19/2007 Ardmore Man Wins 2007 Take Pride In America® National Award
07/19/2007 Local Middle School Receives 2007 Take Pride In America National Award
07/19/2007 "Ridge Rangers" Win 2007 Take Pride In America® National Award
07/19/2007 Local Non-Profit Wins 2007 Take Pride In America® National Award
07/19/2007 Trout Restoration Project Wins 2007 Take Pride In America® National Award
07/19/2007 C & O Canal Superintendent Wins 2007 Take Pride In America® National Award
07/19/2007 Antietam Volunteers Win 2007 Take Pride In America® National Award
07/19/2007 Winnetka Woman Wins 2007 Take Pride In America® National Award
07/19/2007 Trout Restoration Project Wins 2007 Take Pride In America® National Award
07/19/2007 Spearfish Man Wins 2007 Take Pride in America® National Award
07/19/2007 Local Groups Win 2007 Take Pride in America® National Awards
07/19/2007 Local Volunteers Win 2007 Take Pride in America® National Award
07/19/2007 Local Group Wins 2007 Take Pride in America® National Award
07/19/2007 Yuma Man Wins 2007 Take Pride in America® National Award
07/19/2007 City of Clifton, New Jersey Wins 2007 Take Pride in America® National Award
07/17/2007 Media Advisory - Secretary Kempthorne to Present at the 2007 Take Pride in America® National Awards Ceremony
07/13/2007 Media Advisory - Witness to History: The March on Washington Exhibit Open for Media Preview on July 17
07/13/2007 Secretary Kempthorne Names Kameran Onley to Assume Responsibilities of Assistant Secretary for Water and Science
07/12/2007 Mrs. Laura Bush Announces First 2007 Preserve America Grant Recipients, New Communities
07/12/2007 USGS Finds Polar Bear Denning Shifting From Sea Ice to Coastal Habitats in Northern Alaska
07/10/2007 Media Advisory - Mrs. Laura Bush Presents 2007 Preserve America Grants on Capitol Hill July 12
07/05/2007 Ragsdale Announces Vicki Forrest as New Head of BIA Trust Services
07/02/2007 Kempthorne Announces Departure of Assistant Secretary Mark Limbaugh
06/29/2007 Secretary Kempthorne Approves 2007-2012 Offshore Oil and Gas Leasing Program
06/28/2007 Secretary Kempthorne Applauds President Bush's Intention to Nominate Brent Wahlquist as Director of the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
06/28/2007 Bald Eagle Soars Off Endangered Species List. Secretary Kempthorne: The eagle has returned
06/27/2007 MEDIA ADVISORY - Secretary Kempthorne to Make Major Announcement on Status of Bald Eagle
06/25/2007 Secretary Kempthorne Welcomes World Heritage Committee's Decision to Remove Everglades National Park from List of Endangered Sites
06/22/2007 Artman Issues a Final Determination to Decline Acknowledgment of the St. Francis / Sokoki Band of Abenakis of Vermont
06/21/2007 Preserve America Communities Now Number 500
06/20/2007 MEDIA ADVISORY - U.S. Department of the Interior Museum opens Witness to History: The March on Washington exhibit
06/20/2007 MEDIA ADVISORY - Juan Williams to Speak on the Civil Rights Movement in Conjunction with Witness to History: The March on Washington exhibit
06/19/2007 Acting Assistant Secretary Verhey Announces Funding for Wetland Conservation Projects
06/19/2007 Department of the Interior Unveils Cooperative Conservation Legislation to Streamline and Facilitate Conservation Projects
06/18/2007 MEDIA ADVISORY - Deputy Secretary Scarlett to Unveil Cooperative Conservation Legislation
06/15/2007 United States Pleased with Progress Made to Conserve Elephants, Tigers, Sawfish, and Other Species at CITES Conference in The Hague
06/15/2007 Kempthorne Assures American Samoa Leaders of Interior's Commitment to the Islands' Economic Development
06/15/2007 Local Governments to Receive $232 million in Federal Compensation for Non-Taxable Federal Lands
06/14/2007 Coastal America Designates the Acuario de Veracruz as its First International Coastal Ecosystem Learning Center
06/13/2007 U.S. Gains Passage Of Proposal To Protect Rare Corals At International Convention On Trade In Endangered Species
06/13/2007 U.S. Leads Effort To Protect Wild Tigers From Poaching, Successfully Rallies Support For Resolution On Tiger Farms
06/13/2007 Kempthorne Underscores Interior's Commitment to Marshall Islands Assistance, Visits Majuro, Kwajalein, Ebeye
06/13/2007 The United States Announces 33 Grants to Support $4 million in Conservation Projects for Elephants, Tigers, Great Apes and Rhinoceroses in 17 Countries
06/12/2007 Deputy Secretary Scarlett Helps Kick Off Udall Foundation Biodiesel Bus Tour
06/12/2007 Secretary Kempthorne to Meet American Samoa Leaders, Visit Western District, National Park, Tuna Cannery
06/12/2007 Kempthorne Discusses Compact, Environmental, Economic Issues with Leaders of the Federated States of Micronesia
06/11/2007 Secretary Kempthorne to Meet Leaders of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Speak to Chamber of Commerce
06/11/2007 Kempthorne, Palauan Leaders Focus on Environmental, Economic Development Improvements to Islands
06/11/2007 United States Affirms Support For Shark Conservation, Backs Proposals For International Trade Restrictions On Spiny Dogfish And Porbeagle Sharks
06/08/2007 Secretary Kempthorne to Meet Leaders of the Federated States of Micronesia, Pohnpei State During Official Visit
06/08/2007 World Oceans Day, June 8, 2007 - Secretary Kempthorne, Interior Bureaus Support National Oceans Month
06/08/2007 Kempthorne: Close Coordination Vital for Defense Department Build-up in U.S. Territory of Guam
06/07/2007 Secretary Kempthorne to Meet With Palauan Leaders, Visit Rock Islands, Capitol Complex, Compact Road
06/07/2007 United States Affirms Commitment To Elephant Conservation Following Cites' Standing Committee Approval Of One-Time Sale Of Ivory By Three African Nations
06/06/2007 Secretary Kempthorne to Visit Ritidian Refuge, Meet with Civilian Military Task Force, Hold Joint News Conference
06/06/2007 Secretary Kempthorne Discusses Major Challenges Facing Northern Marianas with Island Leaders
06/05/2007 Secretary Kempthorne to Hold Talks with Guam Leaders, Visit War in the Pacific Park, Chamorro Village Market
06/05/2007 Secretary Names Henri Bisson Senior Advisor for Alaskan Affairs
06/05/2007 Secretary Kempthorne to Make Official Visit to CNMI, Visit Memorial Park , Speak at Southern High Graduation
06/04/2007 Kempthorne Praises Veterans of the 1942 Battle of Midway as Authentic American Heroes
06/01/2007 Deputy Secretary of the Interior Lynn Scarlett to Participate in Ribbon Cuttings at Two New National Trails in Oregon
06/01/2007 Secretary Kempthorne Designates 40 New National Recreation Trails in 22 States 1000th Trail Will Honor Hero of September 11, 2001
05/31/2007 New Climate Change Task Force at Interior Department
05/31/2007 Secretary Kempthorne to be Keynote Speaker at Event to Honor Battle of Midway Veterans at Midway Atoll
05/31/2007 Walter Cruickshank to be Acting Director of Interior Department's Minerals Management Service
05/31/2007 Kempthorne Presents to the President a Vision for the Future of Our National Parks
05/30/2007 Kempthorne Lauds President's Intention to Nominate Jim Caswell as Director of the Bureau of Land Management
05/30/2007 Secretary Kempthorne, Director Bomar to Hold Press Conference Unveiling Centennial Initiative Report to the President
05/29/2007 Take Pride In America® Announces Recipients Of The 2007 National Award For Federal Land Managers
05/25/2007 United States to Support Conservation of Tigers, Elephants, Whales, and Other Species at Conference on International Trade in Endangered Species
05/23/2007 MEDIA ADVISORY - Deputy Secretary Scarlett to Help Rededicate the Grand Canyon's Newly Reconstructed Yavapai Observation Station
05/23/2007 Secretary Kempthorne Reappoints Four Individuals to the Sporting Conservation Council
05/23/2007 2007 Take Pride in America® National Award Winners Announced
05/22/2007 Deputy Secretary Scarlett Presents Preserve America Community Designations, Speaks About Need for Cooperation in Land Management
05/22/2007 Secretary Kempthorne and David Tkeshelashvili, Minister of Environment for the Republic of Georgia, Formalize Park Partnership
05/22/2007 Kempthorne: No Longer 'Business as Usual' for Employee Health and Safety Programs at Interior
05/21/2007 Deputy Secretary of the Interior Lynn Scarlett to Participate in Designation of Two Ohio Communities As Preserve America Communities
05/21/2007 Secretary Kempthorne and the Minister of Environment of the Republic of Georgia to Hold Park Partnership Signing Ceremony
05/18/2007 Deputy Secretary Of the Interior Lynn Scarlett to Speak at Rachel Carson Birthday Celebration
05/17/2007 More than 500 Tribal Leaders, Federal Officials and Leaders of Native Organizations Present Economic Policy Recommendations for Indian Country
05/17/2007 Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs Carl Artman Addresses National Native American Economic Policy Summit
05/15/2007 National Native American Economic Policy Summit Convenes in Phoenix Tribal Leaders, Federal Partners Begin Crucial Dialogue on Indian Country’s Economic Policy Agenda
05/15/2007 Media Advisory - Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs Carl J. Artman to Deliver Keynote Address at the National Native American Economic Policy Summit
05/14/2007 Secretary Kempthorne Leads Wreath-Laying Ceremony in Memory of Interior Law Enforcement Officers
05/11/2007 Secretary Kempthorne Announces $3.9 Million in Grants for Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation
05/11/2007 Media Advisory - Tribes, Native Organizations and Federal Agencies Gather for Ground-Breaking Economic Summit
05/11/2007 Media Advisory - Kempthorne to Lead Interior Law Officers Memorial Service, Participate in National Police Officers Memorial Ceremony
05/11/2007 Kempthorne Names Michael Howell Chief Information Officer
05/11/2007 Secretary Kempthorne Lauds Bureau of Land Management Volunteers at 2007 National Awards Ceremony
05/09/2007 Secretary Kempthorne Recognizes Interior Employees at 64th Honors Convocation
05/09/2007 Kempthorne and Johanns Thank International Firefighting Partners for Aid in 2006
05/09/2007 Secretary Kempthorne Joins Mrs. Laura Bush in Presenting the 2007 Preserve America Presidential Awards
05/08/2007 Tribes, Native Organizations, Federal Partners to Gather in Phoenix for Ground-breaking Summit
05/08/2007 New Administration Proposal Calls for Greater Protection of Nation's Coral Reefs
05/08/2007 Secretary Kempthorne Honors 28 Executives At Department of the Interior
05/08/2007 Take Pride In America® Announces Ongoing Partnership With Toyota
05/08/2007 Secretary Kempthorne to Join Mrs. Laura Bush to Present the Preserve America Presidential Awards
05/08/2007 Secretary Kempthorne to Speak at Bureau of Land Management's 2007 National Volunteer Awards
05/07/2007 Secretary Kempthorne Announces MMS Director Johnnie Burton's Retirement
05/07/2007 Secretary Kempthorne to Speak at Pacific Island Night
05/04/2007 Secretary Kempthorne Thanks Australian Firefighters for Assistance in Battling U.S. Wildfires
05/04/2007 Ragsdale Confirms Ed Parisian as Regional Director of BIA Rocky Mountain Regional Office
05/02/2007 Idaho, Nez Perce Tribe, and Federal Government Finalize Snake River Water Agreement
05/01/2007 Interior Program Encourages Greater Development of Geothermal Energy on Federal Lands
04/30/2007 Assistant Secretary Steve Allred to Discuss OCS, Geothermal and Oil Shale Energy Development
04/30/2007 Artman to Speak May 3 at Indian Country Law Enforcement Officers' Memorial Service
04/30/2007 Deputy Secretary Scarlett Leads Ceremony Transferring Las Cabezas de San Juan Lighthouse to The Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico
04/30/2007 Secretary Kempthorne Unveils Major Initiative to Expand Oil, Natural Gas Production on the Outer Continental Shelf
04/30/2007 Fact Sheet — 2007-2012 Proposed Final Program (PFP)
04/30/2007 Questions and Answers — 2007-2012 Proposed Final Program (PFP)
04/28/2007 Interior Deputy Secretary Lynn Scarlett Joins Fish and Wildlife Service Employees and Partners for the Grand Opening of the Iguaca Aviary
04/27/2007 Interior Deputy Secretary Lynn Scarlett Helps Launch New Junior Ranger Program at San Juan National Historic Site
04/26/2007 Interior Deputy Secretary Lynn Scarlett to Visit Puerto Rico
04/26/2007 Secretary Kempthorne to Celebrate National Junior Ranger Day at Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
04/26/2007 Secretary Kempthorne to Announce Major Oil and Gas Development Program for the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf
04/25/2007 Secretary Kempthorne to Swear in Junior Rangers at Cabrillo National Monument
04/24/2007 Secretary Kempthorne to Visit San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park and the Headlands Institute
04/24/2007 Artman Announces $1.5 Million Awarded to 13 Tribes for Energy and Mineral Development Projects
04/23/2007 Secretary Kempthorne Ceremonially Reopens Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, Kicking off National Park Week
04/23/2007 Secretary Kempthorne Creates Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site New Historic Site is the Nation's 391st National Park Unit
04/23/2007 Secretary Kempthorne Encourages All Americans to Celebrate National Park Week
04/20/2007 Partnership Agreement Signed to Establish American Indian/Alaska Native Business Opportunities and Workforce Development Center
04/19/2007 Secretary Kempthorne to Kick Off National Park Week at Frederick Douglass House National Historic Site
04/19/2007 Department of the Interior Honors 2006 Recipients Of Environmental Achievement Awards
04/19/2007 Department of the Interior Honors Employees in Massachusetts As Earth Day Role Models
04/19/2007 Department of the Interior Honors California BLM Abandoned Mine Lands Team
04/19/2007 Department of the Interior Names Alaskans as Earth Day Role Models
04/19/2007 Department of the Interior Honors Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge with Environmental Achievement Award
04/19/2007 Department of the Interior Honors Yellowstone and EPA Employees as Earth Day Role Models
04/19/2007 Secretary Kempthorne Honors Local Volunteer During National Volunteer Week
04/18/2007 Interior Secretary Kempthorne Formally Welcomes Carl Artman as Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs
04/18/2007 Interior Secretary Kempthorne, DOI Employees Join Take Pride in America® to Clean Up the Potomac
04/17/2007 Rachel Carson Exhibit Opens at Interior Museum
04/17/2007 American Indian Fashion Exhibit Opens at Interior Museum
04/16/2007 Secretary Kempthorne to Ceremonially Swear in Carl Artman as Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs
04/16/2007 Secretary Kempthorne to Receive Outdoor Industry Award
04/16/2007 Secretary Kempthorne, Department of the Interior Employees join Take Pride in America® for Capital River Relief Project
04/13/2007 Secretary Kempthorne to Speak at Ellis Island Family Heritage Awards Ceremony
04/13/2007 Deputy Secretary Scarlett to Address the Utah Energy Summit
04/12/2007 James Cason to Assume Assistant Secretary's Duties
04/10/2007 Interior Secretary Kempthorne Announces $3 Million in Immediate Funding for Healthy Lands Initiative
04/08/2007 Secretary Kempthorne Joins Japanese Ambassador in Lighting Ancient Stone Lantern during Cherry Blossom Festival
04/06/2007 Secretary Kempthorne To Join Japanese Ambassador At Lighting of Stone Lantern during Cherry Blossom Festival
04/06/2007 Secretary Kempthorne to Hold News Media Teleconference on Funding for Healthy Lands Initiative
04/05/2007 Enemy Swim Day School FACE Program Among Winners of Verizon Foundation’s First Tech Savvy Award
04/04/2007 Interior Secretary Kempthorne Designates 12 National Historic Landmarks in 10 States
03/30/2007 Interior Agencies Focus on Prevention During Health and Safety Awareness Week
03/30/2007 Michael Olsen to Leave Indian Affairs for ASLM
03/29/2007 Kempthorne Announces Departure of Assistant Secretary Weimer
03/28/2007 Federal Leaders Launch New One-Stop, Interagency Website for Recreation Reservations
03/28/2007 Interior and HACU Renew Partnership to Enhance Hispanic Education and Employment; Secretary Kempthorne Delivers Remarks at MOU Signing
03/27/2007 Federal Partners To Launch One-Stop Website For Recreation Reservations
03/27/2007 Secretary of the Interior Kempthorne to Address National Ocean Industries Association
03/27/2007 Interior and HACU Renew Partnership to Enhance Hispanic Education and Employment; Secretary Kempthorne to Speak at MOU Signing Ceremony
03/23/2007 Kempthorne Headed to Seattle for Listening Session on President's $3 Billion Park Centennial Initiative
03/23/2007 Kempthorne Praises President's Intention to Nominate Lyle Laverty Assistant Secretary for Fish, Wildlife and Parks
03/22/2007 Kerrey and Garn to Head Bipartisan Panel
03/19/2007 Kempthorne Headed to Seattle for Listening Session on President's $3 Billion Park Centennial Initiative
03/19/2007 Deputy Secretary Lynn Scarlett to Hold Listening Session in Cleveland on $3 Billion National Park Centennial Initiative
03/15/2007 Deputy Secretary Lynn Scarlett to Hold Listening Session in San Francisco on National Park Centennial Initiative
03/15/2007 Deputy Secretary Lynn Scarlett to Hold Listening Session in Denver on $3 Billion National Park Centennial Initiative
03/15/2007 Interior Chief of Staff Brian Waidmann to Host Listening Session in Miami on National Park Centennial Initiative
03/13/2007 Omar C. Bradley Named New Head of BIA's Navajo Regional Office
03/13/2007 National Park Service Hosts Listening Session on $3 Billion National Park Centennial Initiative (St. Louis, Missouri)
03/13/2007 National Park Service Hosts Listening Session on $3 Billion National Park Centennial Initiative (Boston, MA)
03/12/2007 Photography Exhibit of Siberian-Yupik Community Members Opens at Interior Museum
03/12/2007 U.S. Coral Reef Task Force Showcases Conservation Accomplishments
03/09/2007 Secretary Kempthorne, NPS Director Bomar to Hold Listening Sessions on National Park Centennial Initiative
03/08/2007 Carl Artman Sworn In as New Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs
03/05/2007 Kempthorne Applauds Senate's Confirmation of Carl Artman as Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs
03/02/2007 Secretary Kempthorne Joins Mrs. Laura Bush in Announcing Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument
 02/28/2007  Reclamation Releases Draft EIS on Proposed Guidelines for Managing Colorado River During Drought Conditions
 02/27/2007  Secretary Kempthorne to Join First Lady on Visit to Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument
 02/26/2007  Mining Industry Urged to Expand Cooperative Restoration and Conservation Efforts on Public Lands
 02/23/2007  Assistant Secretary Allred to Deliver Keynote Remarks to Western Mining Conference
 02/22/2007  Secretary Kempthorne To Tour Bureau of Land Management Lands In Southeastern New Mexico; Discuss Impact of Healthy Lands Initiative
 02/21/2007  Secretary Kempthorne to Meet with Tribal Leaders in Arizona About Budget Initiatives to Fight Meth and Strengthen Schools
 02/15/2007  Cason Issues Positive Final Determination to Acknowledge the Mashpee Wampanoag Indian Tribal Council, Inc., as an Indian Tribe
 02/13/2007  Kempthorne, D.C. Students Join 20 Million Visitors for Electronic Field Trip to National Park
 02/12/2007  The 198th Anniversary of the Birth of President Abraham Lincoln observed at the Lincoln Memorial
 02/12/2007  Secretary Kempthorne, NPS Director Bomar, Delegate Norton and Mayor Fenty to Lead Ceremony on 2/14
 02/12/2007  Secretary Kempthorne to Join D.C. Students for an Electronic Field Trip to a National Park
 02/12/2007  Commemorating the 198th Anniversary of the Birth of President Abraham Lincoln
 02/08/2007  Other Lighthouses Nationwide under Consideration
 02/07/2007  Kempthorne to Visit Independence National Historical Park to Discuss NPS Budget, Centennial Challenge, Area Parks
 02/07/2007  Jim Hughes is Acting Director of Interior Department's Bureau of Land Management
 02/06/2007  Deputy Secretary Lynn Scarlett to Showcase the "National Park Centennial Challenge" and the President's 2008 proposed budget
 02/05/2007  National Park Service Budget & Centennial Initiative Roll-Out Media/Press Call-In
 02/05/2007  President's Budget Will Improve National Parks, Working Landscapes, Indian Education and Safety
 02/05/2007  Healthy Lands Initiative Restores, Protects Wildlife Habitat While Meeting Nation's Vital Energy Needs
 02/05/2007  Kempthorne: Indian Initiatives Focus on Safety, Education of American Indian Youth
 02/05/2007  Kempthorne: President's Centennial Initiative Calls for $3 Billion to Improve, Expand National Park Programs
 02/02/2007  Secretary Kempthorne to Discuss Administration's Proposed Fiscal Year 2008 Budget for Interior
 01/31/2007  Interior Secretary Kempthorne and Minister Sun of the China Ministry of Land and Resources Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Promote Future Cooperation on Natural Resources
 01/31/2007  U.S.-Canadian Science Pact to Improve Monitoring of Land Cover, Biodiversity, Climate Change
 01/30/2007  Interior Secretary Kempthorne and Minister Sun of China Ministry of Land and Resources To Sign Memorandum of Understanding To Facilitate Future Cooperation
 01/29/2007  Interior Department Announces Delisting of Western Great Lakes Wolves; Proposed Delisting of Northern Rocky Mountain Wolves
 01/26/2007  Bush Administration Announces $140 Million More for Clean Ocean Priorities
 01/26/2007  FACT SHEET - President Bush Continues His Strong Commitment to Our Oceans And Proposes Substantial New Funding for Oceans Priorities
 01/26/2007  Secretary Kempthorne Highlights Progress To Achieve Goals of U.S. Ocean Action Plan
 01/25/2007  Bush Administration Officials to Announce Landmark Budget Request for Ocean Priorities
 01/24/2007  Secretary Kempthorne Welcomes President's Call for Increased Energy Efficiency in Federal Government
 01/24/2007  Interior Secretary Kempthorne Presents Top Conservation Award to Maryland Eagle Scout Joshua Stone
 01/19/2007  Deputy Secretary Scarlett Announces Fish and Wildlife Service Grants to Conserve Coastal Wetlands in 14 States
 01/18/2007  Allred Asks Congress for Additional Tools to Resolve Royalty Issue on 1998-1999 Leases in Gulf of Mexico
 01/18/2007  Interior Secretary Kempthorne to Give Keynote Speech On Status of Everglades Restoration
 01/12/2007  Secretary Kempthorne Urges Students to Emulate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Courage, Vision
 01/11/2007  Kempthorne to Speak at National Park Service Special Observance for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
 01/09/2007  Kempthorne May Offer Areas in North Aleutian Basin, Central Gulf of Mexico for Leasing; Increases Royalty Rate for Offshore Oil and Gas Leases