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Sally Jewell

The Great American Backyard Campout

FRI, JUNE 27, 2014
Posted by: 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 >

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Once Thought Locally Extinct, Endangered Razorback Suckers Discovered Spawning in Grand Canyon National Park

WED, JUNE 18, 2014

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. – The Department of the Interior announced today that researchers recently discovered Razorback suckers (Xyrauchen texanus), an endangered fish species, spawning in the lower Colorado River within Grand Canyon National Park. Read More >

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

MON, JUNE 9, 2014
Posted 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 >

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Dealing with Climate Change: A Moral Obligation

TUE, JUNE 3, 2014
Posted 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 >

NPS Director Jon B. Jarvis

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

FRI, MAY 30, 2014
Posted by: Jonathan B. Jarvis, Director of the National Park Service

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
Posted by: Sally Jewell, U.S. Secretary of the Interior

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 >

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President Obama promotes local jobs and tourism while protecting National treasures

FRI, MAY 23, 2014
Posted by: Secretary Sally Jewell

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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March 24th is a Tribal Day of Action for Affordable Care Act Enrollment

MON, MARCH 24, 2014
Posted by: Raina Thiele

This month, Vice President Biden and Health and Human Services Secretary Sebelius spoke directly to tribal leaders and community members on the benefits of the Affordable Care Act for American Indians and Alaska Natives. Read More >

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Addressing California’s Water Challenges Through Action and Collaboration

WED, FEBRUARY 5, 2014
Posted by: Michael L. Connor, Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation William W. Stelle, Jr., Regional Administrator, NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region Ann Mills, Deputy Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment, USDA

California is in the throes of the worst drought in the 160 years during which records have been kept. As a result, the state’s overextended water system is in crisis. 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

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

INTERIOR’S LAND BUY-BACK PROGRAM: STRENGTHENING OUR NATION-TO-NATION PARTNERSHIP

FRI, DECEMBER 20, 2013
Posted by: Kevin K. Washburn

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 >

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2013 White House Tribal Nations Conference: Promoting Prosperous, Resilient Tribal Nations

THU, NOVEMBER 14, 2013
Posted by: Sally Jewell

Yesterday I had the tremendous honor of welcoming leaders invited from all 566 federally recognized tribes to the 2013 White House Tribal Nations Conference. Read More >

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Engaging the Next Generation with the Help of our Partners in Conservation

THU, NOVEMBER 7, 2013
Posted by: Robert Bonnie and Rhea Suh

An initial group of 91 organizations have been approved as partner organizations to help the Obama Administration implement the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps. Read More >

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Message from President Obama to U.S. Government Employees (10/17/2013)

THU, OCTOBER 17, 2013

To the dedicated and hard-working employees of the United States Government Read More >

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Message from President Obama to U.S. Government Employees (10/01/2013)

TUE, OCTOBER 1, 2013
Posted by: President Barack Obama

To the dedicated and hard-working employees of the United States Government Read More >

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Secretary Jewell: The need for comprehensive immigration reform

TUE, AUGUST 27, 2013
Posted by: Sally Jewell

Yesterday, on Women’s Equality Day, I had the privilege of addressing some of the newest members of our American family at a naturalization ceremony. Read More >

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Interior to expedite its move to the cloud

WED, AUGUST 14, 2013
Posted by: Andrew Jackson, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Technology, Information and Business Services

Recently, Interior awarded a set of contracts valued at up to $10 billion that will let us expedite our move to the cloud. Read More >

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Proposed Cuts Harm Interior, Harm Economy

WED, JULY 31, 2013
Posted by: Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior

We need to continue efforts to ensure the nation’s long-term fiscal sustainability, but there is a way to find meaningful savings in the budget while still supporting our basic missions and promoting economic growth. Read More >

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President Obama’s Leadership in Combating Wildlife Trafficking

WED, JULY 3, 2013
Posted by: David J. Hayes

This week, President Obama announced a new Administration effort to combat the rising tide of wildlife trafficking that is threatening the survival of elephants, rhinoceroses, tigers, great apes, and other iconic animals in Africa and around the world. Read More >

Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Hayes

The Remote Community Renewable Energy Partnership: Working to Bring Renewable Energy to Small Villages in Alaska, and Around the World

FRI, JUNE 28, 2013
Posted by: David J. Hayes

Working with key partners, the Department has also been developing an initiative aimed at deploying smaller-scale solar/diesel or wind/diesel hybrid projects in isolated, off-the-grid villages in places like remote Alaska and U.S. island territories. Read More >