"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
This Year at Interior 2014
A look back at the top stories of 2014 from This Week at Interior.
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.
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.
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.
Thanksgiving Message from the Secretary
Happy Thanksgiving to all Interior employees from Secretary Jewell.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.