Deputy Secretary Michael Connor

Making Strides to Restore Native American Homelands

THU, DECEMBER 4, 2014, 01:05 PM EST

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, 05:05 PM EST

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, 01:50 PM EST

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, 12:02 PM EST

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, 05:36 PM EST

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 >

NPS Director Jon B. Jarvis

Telling All of America’s Story: The National Park Service Announces LGBT Theme Study

FRI, MAY 30, 2014, 11:50 AM EST

The men and women who serve in the National Park Service joined our organization to be part of something special, and all of us, no matter what our role, help bring America’s stories to life for our visitors. Read More >

Secretary Jewell and Dr. Jill Biden

Strengthening and Building 21st Century Workplaces

FRI, MAY 30, 2014, 09:28 AM EST

Dr. Jill Biden and U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell hosted a discussion with Seattle-area business leaders on Thursday, May 29, to spotlight best practices that will help strengthen and build 21st century workplaces. Read More >

Secretary Sally Jewell

President Obama promotes local jobs and tourism while protecting National treasures

FRI, MAY 23, 2014, 04:39 PM EST

Today, we joined the community of Las Cruces, New Mexico to celebrate the President’s designation of the Organ Mountains – Desert Peaks National Monument, a breathtaking set of mountain ranges and lowlands in southern New Mexico. Read More >

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Readout of Meeting with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, Others to Reduce Methane Emissions from the Oil, Gas Industry

TUE, JANUARY 21, 2014, 10:56 AM EST

Secretary Jewell and Governor Hickenlooper met with representatives from the oil and gas industry, non-government organizations, and Colorado officials in a roundtable discussion regarding efforts to reduce methane emissions Read More >

Kevin Washburn


FRI, DECEMBER 20, 2013, 10:06 AM EST

Last year, the Department of the Interior established the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations to implement important land consolidation requirements set forth in the historic Cobell Settlement Agreement. Read More >