This Week at Interior May 31, 2013
The official handoff of Landsat 8 from NASA to USGS; talking about the way forward in the Colorado River Basin; a youth corps to help restore NYC and NJ parks after Hurricane Sandy; and Saturday marks National Trails Day.
NASA-USGS Landsat 8 Handoff
The latest Landsat observation satellite, Landsat 8, begins its mission to extend an unparalleled four-decade record of Earth's landscape as seen from space. USGS assumed operation of the satellite May 30th.
This Week at Interior May 24, 2013
A new study shows an alarming decline in amphibian life within the US, a "Day of Service" at national memorials to honor the nation's fallen service members, and a plan to create youth jobs through conservation efforts.
Memorial Day Message
Secretary Jewell's Memorial Day message to Department of the Interior staff.
Memorial Day of Service
Military veterans and volunteers from the Department of the Interior team up with veterans and volunteers from GE and the National Park Service for a day of service to honor fallen service members.
This Week at Interior May 17, 2013
Secretary Jewell takes to the skies with smoke jumpers; Interior releases an updated draft rule on fracking; law enforcement officers saluted at Police Week ceremonies; and the Washington Monument repair effort passes a major milestone.
Washington Monument Scaffolding Time Lapse
Time lapse video of the Washington Monument earthquake repair scaffolding construction project, from March 20th to May 13th, 2013. Video shot from the roof of the Department of the Interior.
This Week at Interior May 10, 2013
Interior releases $475 million to repair damage left by Hurricane Sandy; Secretary Jewell takes in the Offshore Technology Conference; the Department hosts a forum on Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage; and it's time for the Bike to Work Challenge.
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Forum
The White House holds an Asian American Pacific Islander Forum at the Department of the Interior
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.