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The DOI Office of Communications serves news media representatives across the United States. It can be contacted at (202) 208-6416.


Press Releases


OIA_logo 07/23/14
Interior Department Announces $2.5 million to Promote Tribal Control and Operation of BIE-Funded Schools

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As part of the Obama Administration’s historic commitment to ensure that all students attending Bureau of Indian Education-funded schools receive a effective education delivered to them by tribes, U.S. Secretary of the Interior

DOI Logo 200x200 07/22/14
Secretary Jewell Commends President’s Intent to Nominate Jonodev Osceola Chaudhuri as Chair of National Indian Gaming Commission

WASHINGTON – Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today applauded President Obama’s intent to nominate Jonodev Osceola Chaudhuri to be the chair of the National Indian Gaming Commission

BOEM 07/17/14
Interior Department Achieves Another Milestone for Offshore Commercial Wind Energy Development in New Jersey

WASHINGTON, DC — As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to create American jobs, develop domestic clean energy sources and cut carbon pollution, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Acting Director


Media Advisories


Jewell_river200x200 07/09/14
Secretary Jewell to Make Major Announcement Related to Richmond National Battlefield Park

RICHMOND, VA – On Thursday, July 10, 2014, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will join Richmond National Battlefield Park Superintendent David Ruth, Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources Molly Ward and Civil War Trust President James Lighthizer

Secretary Sally Jewell 07/08/14
Secretary Jewell to Join Birmingham Mayor William Bell, Sr. to Celebrate Land and Water Conservation Fund

BIRMINGHAM, AL – On Wednesday, July 9, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will join Birmingham Mayor William Bell, Sr., a member of the bipartisan coalition Mayors for Parks, to discuss the Land and Water Conservation Fund’s impacts

Secretary Sally Jewell 07/07/14
Secretary Jewell, Interior Officials Fan Across Country to Celebrate Land and Water Conservation Fund with Local Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and other senior Department officials will fan across the country this week – from Alabama to Alaska – joining with local elected officials and stakeholders to underscore the importance of the


DOI Videos


ThisWeekJuly18_200 07/18/14
This Week at Interior July 18, 2014

Philanthropist David Rubenstein donates more than $12 million to help restore Arlington House, a memorial to George Washington and the home of Robert E. Lee; a new report show national parks continue to be economic engines for local communities; more.


Photo Galleries


Deputy Secretary Mike Connor 03/04/14
Secretary Jewell Swears in Deputy Secretary Mike Connor

On March 4, 2014, Secretary Jewell held a swearing-in ceremony for Deputy Secretary Mike Connor


Other News


Sally Jewell 06/27/14
The Great American Backyard Campout

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