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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.

ThisWeekDec5_200 12/05/14
This Week at Interior December 5, 2014

The White House Tribal Nations Conference; $13.4 billion in energy revenue disbursements; the National Christmas Tree is lit; more.

Sally_200 11/26/14
Thanksgiving Message from the Secretary

Happy Thanksgiving to all Interior employees from Secretary Jewell.

ThisWeekNov21_200 11/21/14
This Week at Interior November 21, 2014

A new study shows the polar bear population in the south Beaufort Sea took a steep decline in the early 2000s; Secretary Jewell announces the first ever right of way grant for offshore wind energy transmission in federal waters; more.

ThisWeekNov14_200 11/14/14
This Week at Interior November 14, 2014

Secretary Jewell and National Park Service Director Jarvis travel to Sydney Australia for the 2014 World Parks Congress; and it's a partnership to benefit almost half a million square nautical miles in the Pacific Ocean; more.

VetsDay_200 11/10/14
Veterans Enjoying America's Public Lands

This Veterans Day we asked veterans and active-duty military members to share their photos of America's public lands. And now we're proud to share them with you.

ThisWeekNov7_200 11/07/14
This Week at Interior November 7, 2014

A three day conference in Idaho in the name of sagebrush habitat conservation; USGS scientists test a model that could eventually restore water flow in Florida's Everglades; Veterans Day is a "fee free" day on many of our public lands; more.

ThisWeekOct31_200 10/31/14
This Week at Interior October 31, 2014

A new public-private partnership to benefit the next generation of outdoor stewards; the Fish and Wildlife Service proposes Endangered Species Act protection for the African lion; more.