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ThisWeekApril3_200 04/03/15
This Week at Interior April 3, 2015

The official kickoff of the Find Your Park campaign; Secretary Jewell in Hawaii for the official dedication of a new national monument; a roundtable discussion in Seattle with business leaders on the economic value of outdoor recreation; more.

ThisWeekMarch27_200 03/27/15
This Week at Interior March 27, 2015

Secretary Jewell heads west for a panel discussion at the University of California at Berkeley on public education and public lands, and to celebrate Women's History Month at the Rosie the Riveter World War II Homefront National Historic Park; more.

ThisWeekMarch20_200 03/20/15
This Week at Interior March 20, 2015

Secretary Jewell offers her vision for a safe, secure, and prosperous future for American energy; an oil and gas lease sale in the Gulf of Mexico; and the USGS is among the partners releasing a report this week on frozen methane deposits around the world.

CSIS_200 03/18/15
Secretary Jewell Offers Vision for Balanced, Prosperous Energy Future

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell lays out the Department’s priorities for strengthening our nation’s economy with a balanced, prosperous energy future over the next two years.

ThisWeekMarch13_200 03/13/15
This Week at Interior March 13, 2015

Interior is now closer to its goal of one million volunteers on public lands, thanks to a $5m donation from American Express; more.

ThisWeekMarch6_200 03/06/15
This Week at Interior March 6, 2015

Secretary Jewell and other Interior officials mark World Wildlife Day; Fish and Wildlife announces $45m in grants; the National Park Service announces when Washington DC's famous cherry blossom trees will hit their peak bloom; more.

ThisWeekFeb27_200 02/27/15
This Week at Interior February 27, 2015

Leaders and delegates from the most distant American territories meet with Interior and White House officials in Washington; the USGS wants to know what's on the menu for your average polar bear; more.

JohnAdak_200 02/26/15
"Lost Boy" to Land Management: John Ajak's Story

The incredible story of one Bureau of Land Management employee, from his days as one of the "Lost Boys" of Sudan, to his current position as a petroleum engineer.

NativeYouth_200 02/20/15
Sec. Jewell Kicks Off Native Youth Listening Tour

Last week, Secretary Jewell kicked off President Obama’s Native Youth Listening Tour, part of the Administration's Generation Indigenous initiative, a program meant to break down barriers standing between Native youth and their opportunity for success.

ThisWeekFeb20_200 02/20/15
This Week at Interior February 20, 2015

President Obama designates three new national monuments, and launches his "Every Kid in a Park" initiative; Secretary Jewell travels to Alaska to meet with communities threatened by climate change; and it's really big news for a small Oregon fish.

ValentinesDay_200 02/13/15
Valentine's Day 2015

The sweetest Valentine’s Day video you will watch all day! Every year thousands get engaged and married on America’s public lands -- making these special places part of their love story.

ThisWeekFeb12_200 02/12/15
This Week at Interior February 12, 2015

Secretary Jewell flips the switch on the largest solar farm on U.S. public lands; Secretary Jewell kicks off the Administration's Native Youth Listening Tour at two Arizona elementary schools; more.

ThisWeekFeb6_200 02/06/15
This Week at Interior February 6, 2015

President Obama unveils his fiscal year 2016 budget, which includes $13.2 billion to fund the Department of the Interior and its core missions.

ThisWeekJan30_200 01/30/15
This Week at Interior January 30, 2015

President Obama says he'll ask Congress to expand protections for Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge; Interior invites public comment on a draft 5-year plan for offshore oil and gas development; more.

ThisWeekJan23_200 01/23/15
This Week at Interior January 23, 2015

Fighting climate change among the highlights of President Obama's sixth State of the Union address; a new study from USGS shows melting glaciers don't just change sea levels, they affect marine life; more.

ThisWeekJan16-200 01/16/15
This Week at Interior January 16, 2015

Secretary Jewell applauds the Obama Administration's plan to decrease methane emissions by 40-45% by 2025; Monday's Martin Luther King Jr. holiday is the first "fee free" day of the year at Interior's public lands; more

ThisWeekJan9_200 01/09/15
This Week at Interior January 9, 2015

The first Secretarial Order of 2015 aims to reduce the risk and damage from wildfires on the sagebrush rangelands; Secretary Jewell travels to Florida to check progress on Everglades restoration; more.

ThisYear2014_200 12/19/14
This Year at Interior 2014

A look back at the top stories of 2014 from This Week at Interior.

Holiday2014_200 12/19/14
Happy Holidays from the Department of the Interior

Season's greetings and best wishes for a Happy New Year from the employees at the Department of the Interior.

ThisWeekDec12_200 12/12/14
This Week at Interior December 12, 2014

Secretary Jewell welcomes ambassadors from three Pacific island nations threatened by climate change; a new report shows streams in the Chesapeake Bay region are warming due to rising air temperatures; more.