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Deputy Secretary Michael Connor

Making Strides to Restore Native American Homelands

THU, DECEMBER 4, 2014
By Mike Connor, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of the Interior

As President Obama hosted the Tribal Nations Conference this week, the Administration capped a year of continued progress in strengthening the government-to-government relationship with Indian Country and working with tribal leaders. Read More >

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Celebrating a Milestone in Conservation – and the Law that Made it Possible

FRI, SEPTEMBER 19, 2014
By Dan Ashe, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director

Just a few weeks ago, I was at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History remembering an unfortunately dark moment in conservation history – exactly a century before, on September 1, 1914, the last known passenger pigeon died in a Cincinnati zoo. Read More >

Sally Jewell

The Great American Backyard Campout

FRI, JUNE 27, 2014
By Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior

Some of my fondest childhood memories are camping out in the backyard with my friends, climbing trees, having “teddy bear picnics” in a secret place under the bushes, and whittling sticks to toast marshmallows. Thanks to the Great American Backyard Read More >

Secretary Sally Jewell

Renewing a Partnership to Promote Tourism and Create Jobs in the West

MON, JUNE 9, 2014
By Sally Jewell, U.S. Secretary of the Interior

Over the years, the Department of the Interior has worked closely with the Western States Tourism Policy Council, a consortium of 13 state tourism offices, to promote tourism throughout the West as a way of spurring economic growth and supporting jobs in Read More >

Secretary Sally Jewell

Dealing with Climate Change: A Moral Obligation

TUE, JUNE 3, 2014
By Sally Jewell, U.S. Secretary of the Interior

President Obama understands that we have a moral obligation to future generations to leave our land, water and wildlife better than we found it. Read More >