This Week at Interior May 3, 2013
A USGS assessment shows a more massive reserve of oil and gas in three western states; Secretary Jewell visits the Everglades, Deputy Secretary David J. Hayes announces his departure; and virtual access to places few have ever gone before.
This Week at Interior April 26, 2013
The First Lady stops by Interior, and thanks employees for their hard work; Secretary Jewell holds a webchat to mark Earth Day; Interior teams with GSA to update its fleet to include more hybrid vehicles; a National Park Week event in northern Virginia.
First Lady Visits Interior
First Lady Michelle Obama visits employees at the Department of the Interior, thanking them for their hard work during challenging times.
Earth Day Webchat with Secretary Jewell
In recognition of National Park Week and to celebrate Earth Day, Secretary Jewell participated in her first online chat Monday, April 22, 2013.
This Week at Interior April 19, 2013
Secretary Sally Jewell takes the reins of the Department of the Interior: a swearing-in, welcome by employees, and an all-hands town hall meeting.
This Week at Interior April 12, 2013
President Obama releases his Fiscal Year 2014 budget proposa; the Senate confirms Sally Jewell to succeed Ken Salazar as Interior Secretary; and the world famous cherry blossoms reach their peak bloom in Washington DC. Bonus video: Salazar's sendoff!
Secretary Salazar's Farewell message to Interior staff
Secretary Ken Salazar bids farewell to the employees of the Department of the Interior
Secretary Salazar Discusses 2014 Budget
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar discusses the Obama Administration's 2014 budget proposal.
This Week at Interior April 5, 2013
Secretary Salazar completes his tour of the nation's newest monuments; a new report calls for coordinated action in the rapidly changing Arctic region; the Secretary holds his final webchat; and the National Park Service sees a 3million visitor increase.
Arctic Report to the President
An interagency working group chaired by Interior Deputy Secretary David J. Hayes today released a report that calls for an integrated management strategy for the rapidly changing Arctic.
Secretary Salazar's Final Web-chat
Ken Salazar discussed some of the highlights of the last four years as Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior and took questions from the public about conservation, energy and the Department.
This Week at Interior, March 29, 2013
Secretary Salazar tours the new national monuments designated by President Obama; the Secretary bids farewell at a ceremony at the Department of the Interior; and the new national strategy to fight climate change by preserving our natural resources.
Secretary Salazar Farewell Ceremony
The farewell ceremony for Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar at the Department of the Interior's Yates Auditorium, March 25, 2013.
This Week at Interior, March 22, 2013
The Statue of Liberty will reopen by the 4th of July; a new bridge over the Tamiami Trail; Big Branch Wildlife Refuge continues to bounce back from a hurricane and an oil spill; a new peak bloom date for Washington DC's cherry blossoms.
This Week at Interior March 15, 2013
The National Park Service designates 13 new national landmarks; a new visitor center at Harriet Tubman State Park; three new renewable energy sites in California and Nevada; and new tribal regulations approved in New Mexico under the HEARTH Act.
This Week at Interior March 8, 2013
President Obama signs the Violence Against Women Act at the Department of the Interior; and the National Park Service says Washington DC's cherry blossoms will reach their peak March 26 - 30.
This Week at Interior March 1 , 2013
A new report shows the positive impact of National Parks on local communities; Governors and delegates from island territories gather in Washington DC for the annual IGIA Plenary Session; and an update on storm damage at the Statue of Liberty.
This Week at Interior February 22, 2013
This Week: A meteorite in Russia recalls a much bigger collision on the U.S. East Coast, 35 million years ago; Death Valley gets a new designation; and Presidents Day finds the Washington Nationals' mascots at Mount Rushmore.
This Week at Interior February 15, 2013
A new Landsat lifts off for Earth orbit; a new initiative to honor the heritage of Asian American Pacific Islanders; the nation gets a new National Park; and the Department of the Interior sends out a special Valentine's Day greeting.
Happy Valentine's Day
A special Valentine's Day greeting, from all of us here at the Department of the Interior.