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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.

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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


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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.

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Secretary Jewell to Announce New Efficiency Partnership Projects to Help Conserve Water in the West

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Estevan López will join California officials on May 20 to announce major projects to improve water conservation in California and 11 other states affected by the drought.

A firefighter stands in a field full of flames 05/15/15
Secretary Jewell, Gov. Otter to Make Major Announcement Regarding Sagebrush Lands Threatened by Rangeland Fire

On Tuesday, May 19, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Idaho Governor Butch Otter will make a major announcement regarding collaborative strategies to address intense wildfires damaging vital sagebrush landscapes and productive rangelands.


DOI Videos


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This Week at Interior May 15, 2015

Federal officials and community leaders come together for the annual AAPI Summit; a solemn ceremony to honor those law enforcement officers who have fallen in the line of duty; the USGS continues to monitor earthquake aftershocks in Nepal; more.


Photo Galleries


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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


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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.