Our Mission

The Interior Department is one of our Nation’s principal stewards for our Ocean, Coastal and Great Lakes resources. Interior recognizes the vital connection between the health of our Nation’s natural resources and human health and economy. 



Ocean, Coasts and Great Lakes Activities

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Interior strengthens the Nation’s ability to weather the storm.

MON, JULY 7, 2014, 03:08 PM EST

Interior’s Sandy rebuilding activities focus on future. Read More (doi.gov) >

Beachhouses in the surf

Shifting Shores

MON, JULY 7, 2014, 09:56 AM EST

A new online tool that interactively serves up past, present and future coastal hazards can help communities improve their resilience. Read More >

Pristine coastline

Coastal Restoration Pays Off

MON, JULY 7, 2014, 09:56 AM EST

New report demonstrates economic benefits for restoring coastal resources. Read More >

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MON, JULY 7, 2014, 09:56 AM EST

MPAs: A national system working to conserve our oceans Read More >

Diver inspecting coral

Coral Reef Protection

MON, JULY 7, 2014, 09:56 AM EST

Special Feature describes how Interior’s Bureaus support coral conservation. Read More >