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View from the shore looking out at trees and a river at Douglas Point in Maryland 05/22/15
Secretary Jewell, Congressman Hoyer Call for Full Funding of Landmark Recreation, Conservation Program at Maryland’s Douglas Point

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and U.S. Congressman Steny Hoyer joined together today to call on Congress to reauthorize and fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund at the historic Chiles Homesite at Douglas Point.

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Secretary Jewell Announces $50 Million to Help Conserve Water in Drought-Stricken West

As part of the Obama Administration’s continued effort to bring relief to western communities suffering from the drought, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced $50 million to improve water conservation in CA and 11 other states.

A Louisiana black bear eats grass. 05/20/15
Secretary Jewell, Governor Jindal Announce Proposal to Remove Louisiana Black Bear from Endangered Species List

Thanks to a highly successful public-private partnership, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced today the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's proposal to remove the Louisiana black bear from the list of threatened and endangered species.


Media Advisories


Mountains frame a field of sagebrush 05/26/15
Interior Department, USDA to Celebrate Major Milestone in Partnership to Protect Sagebrush Habitat Across the West

On Thursday, May 28, federal, state and local partners will announce a major milestone in the unprecedented and proactive partnership to conserve sagebrush habitat across the American West.

Secretary Jewell stands next to a Native American headdress. 05/26/15
Secretary Jewell to Visit Riverside Indian School in Oklahoma

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will visit Riverside Indian School on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, to meet with students and school officials, tour the educational facilities, and host a roundtable discussion.

Secretary Sally Jewell stands in a field 05/20/15
Secretary Jewell, Congressman Hoyer to Celebrate Land and Water Conservation Fund in Maryland

On Friday, May 22, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will join U.S. Congressman Steny Hoyer to celebrate the success of the Land and Water Conservation Fund during its fiftieth anniversary with a visit to Douglas Point in Maryland.


DOI Videos


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This Week at Interior May 22, 2015

A major announcement on strategies to fight wildfires on sagebrush landscapes and rangelands; nearly $50m water projects to fight drought in California and eleven other states; a proposal to remove an iconic animal from the Endangered Species List; more.


Photo Galleries


Samara interior 04/15/15
Five New National Historic Landmarks Highlight America’s Diverse Heritage

Interior Secretary Jewell and NPS Director Jarvis announced the designation of five national historic landmarks, ranging from a 19th century reservoir in Massachusetts to a home in Indiana designed by Frank Lloyd Wright to provide affordable housing.


Other News


Secretary Jewell 03/20/15
Secretary Sally Jewell: Commonsense Rules for Safe and Responsible Energy Development

As Secretary of the Interior, I am fortunate to oversee American treasures like the Grand Canyon, the Statue of Liberty, and the Everglades.These are places owned by each and every American.