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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


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Interior, USDA Partnership Protects and Restores Important Central Arizona Watershed

PAYSON, AZ – Interior Deputy Secretary Michael Connor and Agriculture Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment Robert Bonnie joined state, local and private partners today to mark the signing of a new joint watershed restoration agreement

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Secretary Jewell Issues Secretarial Order Affirming American Indian Trust Responsibilities

PABLO, Mont.– As part of President Obama’s commitment to strengthen the government-to-government relationship with tribal nations and fulfill federal trust obligations, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today issued a Secretarial Order

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Western Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale Yields $110 Million in High Bids on More Than 400,000 Acres

NEW ORLEANS, LA -- As part of President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy to continue to expand safe and responsible domestic energy production, today’s Western Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 238 attracted $109,951,644 million in high bids


Media Advisories


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

Deputy Secretary Michael Connor 08/25/14
Interior Deputy Secretary Connor to Visit National Interagency Fire Center

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, August 26, 2014, Deputy Secretary of the Interior Mike Connor will visit the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) to meet with leaders of the federal interagency fire leadership team and receive briefings


DOI Videos


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This Week at Interior August 22, 2014

Secretary Jewell travels to Maine, Minnesota and Montana as part of the administration's commitment to prosperous and resilient Native American communities; the highest winning bid to date for offshore renewable energy leases offshore Maryland; more.


Photo Galleries


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Secretary Jewell Announces Interior Initiatives to Support Tribal-led Economic Development on visit to Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

As part of President Obama’s commitment to support tribal self-governance and self-determination, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced a package of regulatory initiatives


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