Secretary Jewell and Director Jarvis Announced Nine New National Historic Landmarks Highlighting America’s Diverse History and CultureTUE, SEPTEMBER 30, 2014, 12:00 AM EST
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, ranging from the oldest operating streetcar system in America to the home of the nation’s first female cabinet secretary. The sites announced today join 2,544 other sites across the country recognized as places that possess exceptional value and quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the United States.
White House Visitor Center Reopened after $12.6 Million RevitalizationWED, SEPTEMBER 10, 2014, 12:00 AM EST
The National Park Service (NPS) and White House Historical Association (the Association) hosted First Lady Michelle Obama and U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell as they announced the re-opening of the White House Visitor Center after two years of transformative renovations.
Secretary Jewell Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Landmark Conservation LawsWED, SEPTEMBER 3, 2014, 12:00 AM EST
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell celebrated the 50th Anniversary of two landmark conservation laws - The Wilderness Act and the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act - at Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in New Jersey.
Secretary Jewell and Secretary Duncan Visit Indian School in MaineMON, AUGUST 18, 2014, 12:00 AM EST
As part of the Obama Administration's commitment to promote strong, prosperous and resilient communities, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited the Beatrice Rafferty School in Perry, Maine and discussed ongoing educational reform initiatives to ensure students attending schools funded by the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) receive a high quality education delivered by tribal nations.
Secretary Jewell Announces Additional $1 Million to Fund Urban Engagement Efforts at Southern California Wildlife RefugesWED, AUGUST 13, 2014, 12:00 AM EST
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced that the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge Complex will receive an additional $1 million in funding to reach new audiences and engage southern California urban communities and youth in conservation and outdoor recreation. The refuge is the first among the nation's urban national wildlife refuges to receive this new award through a nationwide competition.
Secretary Jewell Visits California Wildland Fire Operations CenterTUE, AUGUST 12, 2014, 12:00 AM EST
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell visited the Northern California Geographic Area Coordination Center (North Ops) in Redding, California, where she met with members of the interagency fire leadership team and employees from the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service and toured on-the-ground fuels management projects in the surrounding area. Jewell was joined by federal and state leadership, including John Laird, California Secretary for Natural Resources; Ken Pimlott, Director of CAL FIRE and Jim Douglas, Director of the Interior Department's Office of Wildland Fire.
Secretary Jewell Visits South Mountain Park and Encanto ParkSAT, AUGUST 9, 2014, 12:00 AM EST
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell visited South Mountain Park and Encanto Park in Phoenix, Arizona to celebrate the Land and Water Conservation Fund and its contributions to urban parks, outdoor recreation and healthy economies.
Secretary Jewell Visits Southern Appalachians with Senator Burr Celebrating 50th Anniversary of Land & Water Conservation FundWED, AUGUST 6, 2014, 12:00 AM EST
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell joined U.S. Senator Richard Burr, U.S. Department of Agriculture's Deputy Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment Butch Blazer and state and local officials to highlight the positive economic impacts and conservation successes of the Land and Water Conservation Fund to the natural and recreational heritage of the Southern Appalachians area.
Secretary Jewell and Director Pizarchik Celebrate Official Public Opening of Pittsburgh Botanic GardenFRI, AUGUST 1, 2014, 12:00 AM EST
Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell and Director of the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) Joseph Pizarchik took part in the grand opening ceremony of the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, a preservation and public education and recreation project, as part of Interior's commitment to water restoration and connecting youth to the great outdoors.
Secretary Jewell Announces $43 Million to States for Parks and Outdoor Recreation through Land Water Conservation FundTUE, JULY 8, 2014, 12:00 AM EST
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell joined Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price, co-chair of the bipartisan coalition of Mayors for Parks, to announce that $43.38 million will be distributed from the Land and Water Conservation Fund to all 50 States, the Territories and the District of Columbia for state-identified outdoor recreation and conservation projects.
Secretary Jewell Announces Conservation Success Story in Down-listing of Wood StorkTHU, JUNE 26, 2014, 12:00 AM EST
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is down-listing the wood stork from endangered to threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), reflecting a highly successful conservation and recovery effort spanning three decades. Jewell made the announcement at the Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge, home to the largest wood stork rookery in Georgia.
Secretary Jewell and Governor Patrick Announce the Nation’s Largest Offshore Wind Energy Area Available for Commercial DevelopmentTUE, JUNE 17, 2014, 12:00 AM EST
As part of President Obama's Climate Action Plan to create American jobs, develop clean energy resources and cut carbon pollution, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Acting Director Walter Cruickshank joined Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick to announce more than 742,000 acres offshore Massachusetts will be available for commercial wind energy leasing. The proposed area is the largest in federal waters and will nearly double the federal offshore acreage available for commercial-scale wind energy projects.
Secretary Jewell Announces Interior Initiatives to Support Tribal-led Economic Development on visit to Standing Rock Sioux TribeMON, JUNE 16, 2014, 12:00 AM EST
As part of President Obama's commitment to support tribal self-governance and self-determination, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced a package of regulatory initiatives intended to help tribal leaders to spur investment opportunities and economic development in Indian Country.
Secretary Jewell Announces $102 Million in Coastal Resilience Grants to Help Atlantic Coast Communities Protect Themselves from Future StormsMON, JUNE 16, 2014, 12:00 AM EST
As part of the Obama Administration's commitment in the Climate Action Plan to make local communities more resilient against future storms, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced $102.7 million in competitive matching grants to support 54 projects along the Atlantic coast. The grants will fund science-based solution to restore wetlands and other natural areas, better manage stormwater using green infrastructure and assist states, tribal and local communities in protecting themselves from major storms such as Hurricane Sandy, which devasated much of the East Coast in 2012.
Secretary Jewell and National Park Service Director Jarvis Hosted a Panel Discussion as Part of the LGBT Heritage Theme StudyTUE, JUNE 10, 2014, 12:00 AM EST
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and National Park Service (NPS) Director Jonathan B. Jarvis hosted a panel discussion including leading historians and scholars to discuss ways to celebrate and interpret lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history in the context of broader American history.
Secretary Jewell Sees Climate Change Impacts in Historic JamestowneTHU, JUNE 5, 2014, 12:00 AM EST
On the heels of the Administration's release of a plan to cut carbon pollution, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell toured Jamestown Island and hosted a roundtable discussion on the impacts of climate change on cultural resources at Virgina's Historic Jamestowne, part of Colonial National Historical Park.
New National Park Service Theme Study to Interpret and Commemorate Sites Related to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender HistoryFRI, MAY 30, 2014, 12:00 AM EST
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced a new theme study, as part of the National Park Service Heritage Initiative that will identify places and events associated with the story of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans for inclusion in the parks and programs of the agency.
Dr. Jill Biden & Secretary Jewell Join Seattle-Area Business Leaders to Host Regional Forum on the 21st Century WorkplaceTUE, MAY 27, 2014, 12:00 AM EST
As part of the Obama Administration's commitment to expanding economic opportunity for all and in anticipation of the White House Summit on Working Families, Dr. Jill Biden, Second Lady of the United States and U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell hosted a discussion with Seattle-area business leaders and spotlighted best practices that will help strengthen and build 21st century workplaces.
Secretary Jewell Joins Community to Celebrate Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument DesignationFRI, MAY 23, 2014, 12:00 AM EST
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell joined leaders and hundreds of community members to celebrate President Obama's designation of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument in South-central New Mexico.
Obama Administration Announces $6.7 Million to Hire Young People to Work on Public Lands Across the NationTHU, MAY 22, 2014, 12:00 AM EST
As part of the Department of the interior's ambitious youth initiative to inspire millions of young adults and veterans to play, learn, serve and work in the great outdoors and the President's 21st Century Conservation Service Corps Initiative, Secretary Jewell announced $6.7 million in grants to support conservation employment and mentoring opportunities at 43 projects on public lands across the country.