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Polar bear and cub in Alaska 04/30/15
Photo Hobbyist Wins “Share the Experience” 2014 Photo Contest

The “Share the Experience” photo contest highlights our nation’s public lands and draws entries from across the United States. The top-prize photograph features a touching moment of a polar bear and her cub in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Michael Connor Reclamation 04/30/15
State, Federal Leaders to Accelerate Delta Habitat Restoration, Proceed With Water Infrastructure Fix

Specifically, the plan will accelerate long-stalled Delta environmental projects, including critical habitat, wetlands and floodplain restoration, while fixing California’s aging and environmentally damaging water infrastructure system.

An oil rig in a field 04/30/15
Interior Finalizes Effort to Improve Fairness, Clarity for the Valuation of Oil Produced on American Indian Lands

Advancing President Obama’s commitment to work with tribal leaders to build strong economies, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell released final regulations to ensure tribal communities receive all owed royalties from oil production on their lands.

Media Advisories

An aerial view of the California Bay Delta  04/29/15
Deputy Secretary Connor, Governor Brown to Discuss Goals for Delta Habitat and Infrastructure

OAKLAND, CA – On Thursday, April 30, U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Interior Michael Connor will join California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. to discuss new regulatory approaches for the Bay Delta.

Sage grouse in a field 04/17/15
Secretary Jewell, Gov. Sandoval to Make Important Conservation Announcement

On Tuesday, April 21, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will make an important conservation announcement highlighting an effective partnership for the conservation of the bi-state (Nevada and California) population of greater sage-grouse.

Secretary Sally Jewell speaks at a podium 04/16/15
Secretary Jewell to Address IHS Energy CERAWEEK on Reforms for Safe and Prosperous Energy Future

On the five-year mark of the Deepwater Horizon blowout and oil spill, Secretary Jewell will discuss the sweeping reforms that the Interior Department has put in place to make offshore oil and gas exploration and development safer and more responsible.

DOI Videos

ThisWeekApril25_200 04/24/15
This Week at Interior April 24, 2015

President Obama and Secretary Jewell mark Earth Day 2015 with a visit to Florida's Everglades; a multi-agency initiative to fight climate change's effects; the results of the first-ever carbon storage assessment in national parks; more.

Photo Galleries

Samara interior 04/15/15
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

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.