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Press Releases


DOI Logo 03/26/15
Interior Department, Barrick Gold of North America & The Nature Conservancy Announce Partnership to Protect Sagebrush Habitat

Today Interior, in partnership with Barrick Gold of North America and The Nature Conservancy, announced an agreement to provide credit for greater sage-grouse habitat improvements in Nevada while continuing to support gold mining in the state.

Deputy Secretary Michael Connor 03/24/15
Department of Energy, Department of the Interior and Army Corps of Engineers Renew Five-Year Partnership to Advance Hydropower

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and new 5-Year Action Plan to advance hydropower across the country.

Secretary Sally Jewell 03/20/15
Interior Department Releases Final Rule to Support Safe, Responsible Hydraulic Fracturing Activities on Public and Tribal Lands

Interior Sally Jewell today released final standards that will support safe and responsible hydraulic fracturing on public and American Indian lands.


Media Advisories


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Secretary Jewell to Join Governor Brown to Announce Landmark Agreement to Benefit Greater Sage-Grouse

The agreements are part of an overall partnership approach to conserving the sagebrush landscapes throughout the West while providing regulatory certainty for landowners.

Secretary Sally Jewell 03/25/15
Secretary Jewell to Participate in Panel Discussion on National Park Service at University of California at Berkeley

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will discuss the future of the National Park Service and the importance of connecting young adults to America’s public lands

Deputy Secretary Mike Connor 03/23/15
Department of Energy, Department of the Interior and Army Corps of Engineers to Renew Five-Year Partnership to Advance Hydropower

U.S. Department of the Interior to renew a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and new 5-Year Action Plan to advance hydropower across the country.


DOI Videos


ThisWeekMarch20_200 03/20/15
This Week at Interior March 20, 2015

Secretary Jewell offers her vision for a safe, secure, and prosperous future for American energy; an oil and gas lease sale in the Gulf of Mexico; and the USGS is among the partners releasing a report this week on frozen methane deposits around the world.


Photo Galleries


Taliesin - view to the northeast across living room - Copyright: Taliesin Preservation, Inc. 01/30/15
10 Buildings by Frank Lloyd Wright Nominated to the World Heritage List

This would be the first World Heritage listing for the U.S. in the field of modern architecture. The Wright works would join the Sydney Opera House, the city of Brasilia and the Bauhaus School in Germany as examples of modern architecture.


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.