Secretary Jewell Highlights Landmark Contra Costa Partnership Benefiting Imperiled Species and Supporting Economic GrowthMON, MAY 5, 2014, 12:00 AM EST
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell hosted a discussion with East Contra Costa County community leaders and other experts from around the state to discuss the importance of partnerships between the federal government, states, private landowners and other stakeholders when it comes to conserving threatened and endangered species and supporting smart economic development.
Secretary Jewell Convenes Third Meeting of the White House Council on Native American AffairsTHU, MAY 1, 2014, 12:00 AM EST
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell convened the third meeting of the White House Council on Native American Affairs to discuss ongoing progress and current priorities aimed at working more collaboratively and effectively with American Indian and Alaska Native Tribes to advance their economic and social goals.
Interior Department, National League of Cities and YMCA of the USA Join Forces to Connect Young People to the OutdoorsMON, APRIL 28, 2014, 12:00 AM EST
As part of Department of the Interior's ambitious youth initiative, the National League of Cities (NLC), YMCA of the USA and the Department of the Interior signed an agreement to coordinate efforts to bridge the growing disconnect between young people and the great outdoors by creating meaningful connections to nature through four pillars: play, learn, serve and work.
Secretary Jewell Announces Urban Wildlife Refuge Partnership to Connect Seattle Communities and Youth to Lake Sammamish WatershedFRI, APRIL 25, 2014, 12:00 AM EST
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell joined local conservation leaders announcing that Lake Sammamish, Wash., was chosen as one of eight pilot partnerships nationwide under the Urban Wildlife Refuge Initiative. The partnership will help connect people in the Seattle metro-area to the great outdoors and, in particular, efforts to restore kokanee salmon runs in the Lake Sammamish Watershed
Secretary Jewell Kicks off National Park Week at Crater LakeSAT, APRIL 19, 2014, 12:00 AM EST
Secretary Sally Jewell kicked off National Park Week with a visit to Crater Lake National Park, highlighting this year's "Go Wild!" theme that encouraged people to connect with the nation's natural, historic and cultural heritage through events and programs at 401 national park units across the country.
Historic Upper Klamath Basin Agreement Signed Along Banks of Spring CreekFRI, APRIL 18, 2014, 12:00 AM EST
Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, Undersecretary of the Department of Commerce Kathryn Sullivan, California Resources Secretary John Laird, Klamath Tribal Chair Don Gentry and members of the Klamath Basin Task Force gathered along the banks of Spring Creek at Collier Memorial State Park
Secretary Jewell's visit with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) staff and tour of Valle de Oro National Wildlife RefugeTHU, APRIL 17, 2014, 12:00 AM EST
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell visited with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) during her trip to Albuquerque where she addressed issues of interest for the region and fielded questions from the employees. She was also able to tour Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge, the region's first Urban Refuge. There, she called on Congress to approve full, permanent funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
Secretary Jewell Delivers Commencement Address at Southwestern Indian Polytechnic InstituteTHU, APRIL 17, 2014, 12:00 AM EST
On Thursday, April 17, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell addressed the 2014 graduating class of the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI), a National Indian Community College and Land Grant Institution located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. SIPI, established in 1971, provides career technical training and transfer degree programs to students from the nation's 566 federally recognized tribes.
75th Anniversary of Marian Anderson’s Concert at the Lincoln MemorialWED, APRIL 9, 2014, 12:00 AM EST
WASHINGTON – On April 9, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell joined the Washington Performing Arts Society and local high school and elementary school children on the plaza of the Lincoln Memorial to commemorate Marian Anderson’s historic Easter Day concert in 1939.
Secretary Jewell Visits Glacier National ParkSUN, MARCH 16, 2014, 12:00 AM EST
Secretary Jewell joined Senator Jon Tester of Montana for a tour of Glacier National Park this weekend to discuss the economic benefits of outdoor recreation and tourism on public lands, energy development and upholding trust responsibilities to American Indians.
Secretary Jewell Joins Point Arena Community to Celebrate Monument DesignationWED, MARCH 12, 2014, 12:00 AM EST
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell joined with hundreds of community members to celebrate President Obama’s designation of the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands as part of the California Coastal National Monument. The President’s action establishes the first shoreline addition to monument, protecting approximately 1,665 acres of public lands.
Secretary Jewell and Mayor Garcetti Announce Urban Wildlife Refuge Partnership to Connect LA Youth to the Great OutdoorsMON, MARCH 10, 2014, 12:00 AM EST
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell joined Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to announce Los Angeles has been selected as one of eight pilot cities under the Urban Wildlife Refuge Initiative to connect urban youth with the great outdoors. The announcement comes on the heels of President Obama’s fiscal year 2015 budget request, which supports the Department's youth initiative to inspire millions of young people to play, learn, serve and work outdoors through increased investments in the Department’s youth programs.
Secretary Jewell Swears in Deputy Secretary Mike ConnorTUE, MARCH 4, 2014, 12:00 AM EST
On March 4, 2014, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell issued the oath of office to recently-confirmed Deputy Secretary Mike Connor.
Secretary Jewell Visits the Great Smoky MountainsMON, MARCH 3, 2014, 12:00 AM EST
In a visit to the Great Smoky Mountains, Secretary Jewell and Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee joined regional stakeholders, local leaders and park officials for a discussion on the importance of public-private partnerships in conserving and honoring our country’s shared history for future generations. Secretary Jewell and Senator Alexander recognized important community efforts that have benefitted the Park, and underscored the importance of these types of collaborations in preserving America’s cultural heritage.
Secretary Jewell and Mayor Emanuel Visit Michele Clark High School to Highlight Successful STEM Education ModelTHU, FEBRUARY 6, 2014, 12:00 AM EST
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel toured the Michele Clark Academic Preparatory High School on Chicago’s West Side. Michele Clark is one of Chicago’s five Early College Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Schools, which leverage public private partnerships and community college classes to provide students with rigorous learning opportunities and accelerated pathways to college and a career.
Secretary Jewell Visits Portland, OregonTUE, FEBRUARY 4, 2014, 12:00 AM EST
Secretary Jewell visited the Bureau of Land Management's Oregon/Washington State Office in Portland. The purpose of her trip to the State Office was to receive an update on the status of the Pacific Northwest Regional Infrastructure Team (PNWRIT) and participate in a tour of the one of the most energy efficient office buildings in the country -- the Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building.
Secretary Jewell Visits Mount RainierMON, FEBRUARY 3, 2014, 12:00 AM EST
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell this week sought out the latest research on climate change in the Pacific Northwest in a roundtable with leading scientists and stakeholders from around the region convened at the University of Washington. She highlighted Interior’s role in the President’s Climate Action Plan to reduce carbon pollution, move the economy toward cleaner energy sources and prepare communities for the impacts of climate change. Secretary Jewell witnessed firsthand some of these impacts during a visit to Mount Rainier National Park. National Park Service (NPS) and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists and rangers demonstrated the impacts of receding glaciers and changing climate on the park’s rivers, infrastructure, visitor access and recreation opportunities.
Interior Announces Next Cooperative Agreements Under Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal NationsTHU, JANUARY 30, 2014, 12:00 AM EST
As part of President Obama’s commitment to help strengthen Native American communities, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs Kevin Washburn announced cooperative agreements with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) of the Flathead Reservation and the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, both located in Montana, for continued collaborative implementation of the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Buy-Back Program) on their reservations. The Buy-Back Program will purchase trust or restricted interests from willing sellers and transfer those interests to the tribes in order to unlock lands for tribal development and other priorities.
Secretary Jewell Visits Iconic New Mexico LandscapesFRI, JANUARY 24, 2014, 12:00 AM EST
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell completed a two-day visit to south central New Mexico where she joined Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich for a public meeting to hear from the community about its vision for the management of public lands in Doña Ana County. The visit built on the Secretary’s work to support locally driven efforts to preserve and protect places that hold special meaning to communities across the country.
Secretary Jewell Meets with Sage Grouse Stakeholders at Colorado RanchTUE, JANUARY 21, 2014, 12:00 AM EST
On January 21, 2014, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper visited northwestern Colorado as part of the Secretary’s commitment to working with states and private landowners toward developing conservation efforts for sage grouse in the region. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe and Bureau of Land Management Principal Deputy Director Neil Kornze joined Jewell and Hickenlooper for a tour of the Bord Gulch Ranch, as well as for a stakeholder meeting with local landowners and officials.