Who We Are



The U.S. Department of the Interior is a Cabinet-level agency that manages America's vast natural and cultural resources. Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell heads our department, which employs 70,000 people, including expert scientists and resource-management professionals, in nine technical bureaus:

Our employees, along with more than 280,000 volunteers, carry out Interior's mission from more than 2,400 operating locations. Serving communities large and small, they deliver our department's land- and community-based programs in ways that engage the participation of citizens, groups and businesses. 

We at Interior fulfill our commitment to the American people under a $12 billion total annual budget and through the dedication of our employees and other partners. We also raise billions in revenue annually from energy, mineral, grazing, and timber leases, as well as recreational permits and land sales.

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