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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


Dan Ashe head shot 09/09/14
Secretary Jewell, Director Ashe Announce $35 Million in Grants to Boost State Endangered Species Conservation Efforts

WASHINGTON – Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe today announced nearly $35 million in grants to 20 states to enable collaborative efforts to conserve many of America’s imperiled species

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“State of the Birds” Report Assesses the Health of the Nation’s Birds

One hundred years after the extinction of the passenger pigeon, the nation’s top bird science and conservation groups have come together to publish The State of the Birds 2014—the most comprehensive review of long-term trend data for U.S. birds

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Land Buy-Back Program Tops $100 Million in Payments to American Indian Landowners with Fractionated Interests

WASHINGTON, DC – Following Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell’s recent visit with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation, Deputy Secretary of the Interior Mike Connor today announced that more than $8.3 million


Media Advisories


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Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to Join Student Conservation Association Volunteers in 9/11 National Day of Service Project at Roaches Run Waterfowl Sanctuary in Arlington

The Student Conservation Association (SCA), the national leader in building the next generation of environmental stewards, and AmeriCorps will commemorate September 11th as a national day of service and remembrance

Secretary Sally Jewell 08/28/14
Secretary Jewell to Mark 50th Anniversary of Landmark Conservation Laws

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, September 3, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act at Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in New Jersey.

Deputy Secretary Mike Connor 08/26/14
Interior, USDA to Announce Partnership to Protect Important Central Arizona Watershed

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, August 27, 2014, Deputy Secretary of the Interior Mike Connor and Undersecretary of Department of Agriculture Robert Bonnie will join local officials


DOI Videos


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This Week at Interior September 12, 2014

Secretary Jewell marks the 9/11 anniversary at a special ceremony on Capitol Hill, and with a Day of Service at an Arlington waterfowl sanctuary; a ribbon cutting at the newly renovated White House Visitor Center; more.


Photo Galleries


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Secretary Jewell Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Landmark Conservation Laws

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell celebrated the 50th Anniversary of two landmark conservation laws - The Wilderness Act and The Land and Water Conservation Fund Act - at Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in New Jersey.


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