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Strategic Sciences Group




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The Department of the Interior (DOI) Strategic Sciences Group (SSG) was created to meet the immediate need for strategic scientific information and expertise during environmental crises. Established in 2012 within the Office of the Secretary by Secretarial Order 3318, the SSG provides the Department with a standing capacity to rapidly assemble teams of scientists to construct interdisciplinary scenarios of environmental crises affecting DOI resources. 

Through the development and application of science-based scenarios, the SSG can assist strategic response, mid-term recovery, and long-term restoration. In addition, the SSG can provide valuable advisory tools to DOI decision makers as they manage crises at the field, regional, and national levels.



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The Department’s Executive Council will select projects for mitigation funding based on criteria and a process developed by Interior’s Strategic Sciences Group and project evaluation conducted by a panel of federal technical experts. Read More >