America’s Great Outdoors: Secretary Salazar Addresses National Bike SummitWED, MARCH 9, 2011, 12:00 AM EST
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar delivered the keynote at the 2011 National Bike Summit in Washington, D.C. Hosted by the League of American Bicyclists (LAB) with support from the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA), the annual four-day summit attracts more than 800 cyclists who come together to promote bicycle-friendly legislation.
This year’s theme, “Acting on a Simple Solution,” emphasizes the importance of reconnecting Americans to the great outdoors by improving access to our public lands, a key objective in President Obama’s America's Great Outdoors Initiative.
Photos: Salazar, Jarvis Mark Anniversary of Lincoln’s Arrival in Washington by Announcing Five-Year Program to Commemorate Civil WarWED, FEBRUARY 23, 2011, 12:00 AM EST
WASHINGTON – As part of President Obama’s America’s Great Outdoors initiative, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis today marked the 150th anniversary of President-elect Abraham Lincoln’s arrival in Washington by officially kicking off the National Park Service’s observance of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War.
Photos: Secretary Salazar’s America’s Great Outdoors AdventuresTUE, FEBRUARY 22, 2011, 12:00 AM EST
The following pictures show the highlights of the Secretary's trip across the country in support of the America's Great Outdoors initiative.
Photos: AMERICA’S GREAT OUTDOORS: Salazar, Bloomberg Launch Great Urban Park Vision for New York CityFRI, FEBRUARY 18, 2011, 12:00 AM EST
CENTRAL PARK, NEW YORK CITY — Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Director of the National Park Service Jon Jarvis joined New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to announce that, as part of President Obama’s America's Great Outdoors Initiative, the National Park Service will ramp up its collaborative efforts with the City of New York and local partners to expand outdoor opportunities, strengthen outreach programs to school children, improve connections among the national parks in New York harbor, and restore New York’s remarkable natural, cultural, and historic resources.
President Obama Announces Plan for Community-Based Conservation through the America’s Great Outdoors InitiativeTHU, FEBRUARY 17, 2011, 12:00 AM EST
President Barack Obama yesterday announced the Administration’s action plan, under the America’s Great Outdoors initiative, to achieve lasting conservation of the outdoor spaces that power our nation’s economy, shape our culture, and build our outdoor traditions. This initiative seeks to reinvigorate our approach to conservation and reconnect Americans, especially young people, with the lands and waters that are used for farming and ranching, hunting and fishing, and for families to spend quality time together. Recognizing that many of these places and resources are under intense pressure, the President established the America’s Great Outdoors Initiative last April to work with the American people in developing a conservation and recreation agenda that makes sense for the 21st century.
Interior Hosts Onshore Renewable Energy WorkshopTHU, FEBRUARY 10, 2011, 12:00 AM EST
WASHINGTON, DC – On February 9th and 10th, the Department of the Interior hosted an onshore renewable energy workshop. The two-day conference brought together stakeholders from across the government, renewable energy industry, and conservation community to discuss the administration’s efforts to rapidly and responsibly stand-up renewable energy projects on our nation’s public lands.
Salazar, Chu Announce Major Offshore Wind InitiativesWED, FEBRUARY 9, 2011, 12:00 AM EST
NORFOLK, VA – Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy Steven Chu and Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior Ken Salazar unveiled a coordinated strategic plan for offshore wind energy production on Monday, February 7, 2011.
Park Police Chief Teresa Chambers Returns to InteriorMON, JANUARY 31, 2011, 12:00 AM EST
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today swore in Teresa Chambers as the Chief of the U.S. Park Police. Secretary Salazar administered the oath of office to Chambers at a Swearing-In Ceremony at the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior building.
Photos: Pandas Mei Xiang and Tian Tian to Remain at National ZooTHU, JANUARY 20, 2011, 12:00 AM EST
Secretary of the Department of the Interior Ken Salazar joined Chinese officials at the Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park today, to announce that two giant pandas, Mei Xiang and Tian Tian, will remain at the zoo under a new agreement to support breeding, research and conservation efforts by the two countries.
Secretary Salazar, Administrator Jackson, Mayor Gray and Congresswoman Norton Tour Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial SiteTHU, JANUARY 13, 2011, 12:00 AM EST
In advance of Martin Luther King Day, on Thursday, January 13th, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton will visit the Washington, DC Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial to view progress underway at the worksite. The memorial, which is currently under construction, is expected to be completed in 2011. Secretary Salazar will be joined by Harry E. Johnson Sr., President of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation on the walking tour.
Secretary Salazar Tours the Florida KeysMON, JANUARY 10, 2011, 12:00 AM EST
Secretary of the Department of the Interior Ken Salazar toured the Florida Keys on Jan 8. Secretary Salazar announced that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with private landowners, conservation groups and federal, tribal, state and local agencies to develop a new national wildlife refuge and conservation area to preserve the community’s ranching heritage and conserve the headwaters and fish and wildlife of the Everglades on Jan.7.
2010: The Year In PhotosFRI, JANUARY 7, 2011, 12:00 AM EST
As we enter the new year, we thought it would be appropriate to take a look back at 2010, when we faced unprecedented challenges and reached even greater triumphs. Here, we’ve put together some of the best photos that highlight this work.
Secretary Salazar Signs San Juan Navajo Water Rights Settlement at Colorado River Water Users Association ConferenceTUE, JANUARY 4, 2011, 12:00 AM EST
Secretary of the Department of the Interior Ken Salazar joined Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley to sign the historic San Juan Navajo Water Rights Settlement at the Colorado River Water Users Association Annual Conference on Dec. 17.
President Obama and Secretary Salazar Welcome American Indian Leaders to Second White House Tribal Nations ConferenceMON, JANUARY 3, 2011, 12:00 AM EST
Secretary of the Department of the Interior Ken Salazar kicked off the Second White House Tribal Nations Conference on Dec. 16, calling the gathering a testament to President Obama’s respect for the inherent sovereignty of Indian nations and determination to honor the Nation’s commitments to American Indian and Alaska Native communities.
President Obama hosted the conference and delivered keynote remarks to leaders of the 565 federally recognized tribes in the United States. Members of the President’s cabinet and other high-ranking Administration officials participated in a series of breakout sessions with tribal leaders, discussing a wide range of social, economic and political challenges facing Indian Country.
Secretaries Salazar and LaHood Tour Gateway Arch With Senator Claire McCaskillMON, DECEMBER 13, 2010, 12:00 AM EST
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar toured the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, along with Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and Senator Claire McCaskill. Secretary Salazar, Secretary LaHood and Senator McCaskill reviewed the winning design concept to revitalize the park and met with stakeholders to discuss pending refinements and implementation of the plan.
Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument Marks Major MilestonesMON, DECEMBER 6, 2010, 12:00 AM EST
Representatives of the State of Hawaii, U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Department of the Interior, and U.S. State Department along with hundreds of conservation managers, marine scientists, conservation activists, political leaders and policy makers helped celebrate two globally significant milestones for Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument at the Hawaii Convention Center on Dec. 3.
The event commemorated Papahanaumokuakea's inscription on the World Heritage List, for being a place of universally outstanding natural and cultural features, and the 10th anniversary of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve (NWHICRER), established by President Bill Clinton on Dec. 4, 2000.
Secretary Salazar and Atlantic State Leaders Announce Major Offshore Wind InitiativeWED, NOVEMBER 24, 2010, 12:00 AM EST
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar launched a "Smart from the Start" wind energy initiative for the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf. The initiative will facilitate siting, leasing and construction of new projects, spurring the rapid and responsible development of this abundant renewable resource. The launch event was held at Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Md. on Nov. 23rd. Secretary Salazar was joined by state government leaders and Jim Lanard, president of the Offshore Wind Development Coalition.
Salazar Joins Parkinson, Brownback and Sebelius for the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve Groundbreaking CeremonyMON, NOVEMBER 15, 2010, 12:00 AM EST
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar joined Kansas Governor Mark Parkinson, Senator Sam Brownback, and Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius in a ground breaking ceremony for the new visitor center and administrative buildings at the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in Strong City, Kansas on November 12th.
Salazar, Berry and Johnson Kick off Week of Federal Activities Honoring VeteransMON, NOVEMBER 8, 2010, 12:00 AM EST
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry and GSA Administrator Martha Johnson today kicked off a week of events to honor veterans, praising their service and sacrifices to the nation. They also delivered a report on the Administration’s initiatives to help returning veterans re-enter civilian life and find meaningful employment.
Deputy Secretary Hayes tours the Huaneng Co-generation power plant near BeijingTHU, NOVEMBER 4, 2010, 12:00 AM EST
"To tackle the challenges facing our planet - from climate change and pollution to deforestation and disappearing wildlife habitat - we must have comprehensive and integrated scientific data about the Earth and how it is changing. We must share our science with the world, and others with us."
-- David J. Hayes, Deputy Secretary of the Interior