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Press Releases


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Secretary Jewell Commends Wyoming Ranchers for Commitment to Conserving Sagebrush Habitat

PINEDALE, WY – Secretary of the Interior Sally- Jewell today joined Wyoming Governor Matt Mead, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe and local officials to recognize the efforts of private Wyoming landowners in helping to conserve

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Secretary Jewell Tours Sagebrush Habitat Restoration Efforts in Idaho

TWIN FALLS, ID – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today joined Bureau of Land Management Deputy Director Steve Ellis, U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID), U.S. Senator James Risch (R-ID), local stakeholders and ranchers

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Marking Upcoming Second Anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, Secretary Jewell Tours Coastal Resiliency Projects in New Jersey

CAPE MAY, NJ – On the cusp of the second anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today toured restoration projects at Reed’s Beach and Cape May National Wildlife Refuge to repair and strengthen beaches


Media Advisories


Deputy Secretary Mike Connor 10/22/14
Deputy Secretary Connor to Address Alaska Federation of Natives Convention in Anchorage

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, October 23, 2014, Deputy Secretary of the Interior Mike Connor will address the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention in Anchorage where he will discuss the progress of Interior projects

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Secretary Jewell to Deliver Remarks at National Wilderness Conference in New Mexico

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, October 16, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act with keynote remarks at the National Wilderness Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Secretary Jewell to Tour Innovative Sagebrush Conservation Efforts in Idaho, Announce Milestone in Long-term Protection of Key Habitat in Wyoming

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell next week will travel to Idaho and Wyoming to see first-hand efforts to conserve the sagebrush habitat that supports wildlife, outdoor recreation and other economic activity throughout the West.


DOI Videos


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This Week at Interior October 17, 2014

Secretary Jewell in Idaho and Wyoming for a first-hand look at sagebrush conservation efforts; the worldwide earthquake drill called the Great ShakeOut brings in some 25 million participants; and it's National Fossil Day at the Smithsonian.


Photo Galleries


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Secretary Jewell and Director Jarvis Announced Nine New National Historic Landmarks Highlighting America’s Diverse History and Culture

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis announced the designation of nine new national historic landmarks.


Other News


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Celebrating a Milestone in Conservation – and the Law that Made it Possible

Just a few weeks ago, I was at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History remembering an unfortunately dark moment in conservation history – exactly a century before, on September 1, 1914, the last known passenger pigeon died in a Cincinnati zoo.