Photos: Salazar Joins President Clinton to Dedicate President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic SiteMON, APRIL 18, 2011, 12:00 AM EST
HOPE, AR – Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar joined President Bill Clinton to formally dedicate the new President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site. Joining in the ceremony were Congressman Mike Ross, Assistant Secretary for Fish, Wildlife and Parks Will Shafroth, National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis, and Superintendent Laura A. Miller.
Photos: Salazar Celebrates Reopening of Heritage Sanctuary and Fellowship Hall at Historic Ebenezer Baptist ChurchMON, APRIL 18, 2011, 12:00 AM EST
ATLANTA — Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar joined Bernice King, daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; Dr. Christine King Farris, Dr. King’s sister; Martin Luther King, III and National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis to celebrate the completed restoration of Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church’s Heritage Sanctuary and Fellowship Hall.
Photos: Bob Dole Honored For Support of Veterans, World War II MemorialTUE, APRIL 12, 2011, 12:00 AM EST
WASHINGTON – Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today honored former Senate Majority Leader Robert J. Dole for his longtime support for veterans and instrumental role in establishing the World War II Memorial. In a ceremony on the national mall, Vice President Biden, Dr. Jill Biden, Secretary Salazar and a host of Dole’s friends and family, dedicated a plaque in his honor that will be placed on the World War II Memorial.
Photos: AMERICA’S GREAT OUTDOORS: Salazar Announces Important Land Acquisition in Gettysburg National Military ParkMON, MARCH 28, 2011, 12:00 AM EST
GETTYSBURG, PA -- Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced today that the National Park Service has acquired 95 acres of the former Gettysburg Country Club property to preserve as part of the Gettysburg National Military Park. The former country club land - now known by its historic name, the Emanuel Harman Farm - is where major fighting occurred on the first day of battle on July 1, 1863.
Photos: Secretary Salazar Charts Future for Landsat Satellite ProgramMON, MARCH 21, 2011, 12:00 AM EST
BOULDER, CO — Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced plans to make the Department of the Interior the permanent manager of the Landsat series of Earth observation satellites.
AMERICA’S GREAT OUTDOORS: Photos: Salazar Spotlights Nebraska’s Conservation of Sandhill Cranes, Waterfowl at Rainwater Basin Wetland Management DistrictTHU, MARCH 17, 2011, 12:00 AM EST
GIBBON, NE -- Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today toured portions of the Rainwater Basin and the Platte River that serve as vital stopover areas for millions of migrating birds, including a wet meadow restoration project at Rowe Sanctuary that will provide habitat for the sandhill crane and other wildlife.
Photos: Secretary Salazar Highlights Indian Country Education Initiatives by Visiting the Riverside Indian SchoolTHU, MARCH 17, 2011, 12:00 AM EST
ANADARKO, Okla. – Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar visited the Riverside Indian School in Anadarko, Oklahoma as part of Interior’s commitment to expanding quality educational opportunities for American Indian and Alaska Native tribes. Riverside Indian School is run by the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) and is an Off-Reservation Boarding School (ORBS) that serves over 500 students representing 72 federally recognized tribes.
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.