Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks

This Week at Interior May 23,2014

FRI, MAY 23, 2014, 11:23 AM EST

President Obama designates half a million acres in New Mexico for the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument; for the first time in decades the fresh water of the Colorado River has reunited with the salt waters of the Sea of Cortez Watch Video >

Jewell and youth high five

Obama Administration Announces $6.7 Million to Hire Young People to Work on Public Lands Across the Nation

THU, MAY 22, 2014, 02:27 PM EST

The grants, the latest in the Obama Administration’s efforts to develop a 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC) and expand employment opportunities for young people and veterans, will provide jobs resulting in paid conservation work experiences. Read More >


This Week at Interior May 2, 2014

FRI, MAY 2, 2014, 04:32 PM EST

An agreement is signed with the National League of Cities and the YMCA to get young people involved with nature; first glimpses of the stunning images from the 2013 Share the Experience photo contest; more. Watch Video >

Secretary Jewell walks a trail with students

Interior Department, National League of Cities and YMCA of the USA Join Forces to Connect Young People to the Outdoors

MON, APRIL 28, 2014, 12:01 PM EST

The National League of Cities, YMCA of the USA, and DOI today signed an agreement to coordinate efforts to bridge the gap between the young and the outdoors by creating meaningful connections to nature through four pillars: play, learn, serve & work. Read More >

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Secretary Jewell Announces Urban Wildlife Refuge Partnership to Connect Seattle Communities, Youth to Lake Sammamish Watershed

FRI, APRIL 25, 2014, 04:00 PM EST

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today joined local conservation leaders to announce that Lake Sammamish, Wash., has been chosen as one of eight pilot partnerships nationwide under the Urban Wildlife Refuge Initiative. Read More >


This Week at Interior April 25, 2014

FRI, APRIL 25, 2014, 03:19 PM EST

Celebrating Earth Day 2014; how the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is boosting the economy when it restores habitat, and joins forces with a leading African American fraternity to encourage urban youth to get involved with the great outdoors; more. Watch Video >


Earth Day Webchat With Deputy Secretary Michael Connor

TUE, APRIL 22, 2014, 04:08 PM EST

Deputy Secretary of the Interior Michael Connor holds a special Earth Day webchat from Interior's Bison Bistro. Watch Video >


This Week at Interior March 21, 2014

FRI, MARCH 21, 2014, 03:29 PM EST

A new Secretarial Order is issued to expand opportunities for youth/veterans to play, learn, serve, and work in America's great outdoors; the White House honors 14 heroes for engaging communities and youth in environmental stewardship/conservation; more. Watch Video >

Three Girls Chrissy Field

Secretary Jewell Announces Order to Implement Youth Initiative Connecting Millions of Young People to America’s Great Outdoors

THU, MARCH 20, 2014, 10:52 AM EST

Formalizing an ambitious initiative to connect America’s young people to the outdoors, Secretary Jewell issued a Secretarial Order to significantly expand recreational, educational, volunteer and career opportunities for millions of youth and veterans Read More >

Youth video

VIDEO: Engaging the Next Generation

FRI, MARCH 14, 2014, 04:30 PM EST

In a new video, Secretary Sally Jewell lays out her vision for getting America's youth to play, learn, serve and work outdoors. Read More >

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Secretary Jewell, Mayor Garcetti Announce Urban Wildlife Refuge Partnership to Connect LA Youth to Great Outdoors

MON, MARCH 10, 2014, 05:59 PM EST

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today joined Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to announce Los Angeles has been selected as one of eight pilot cities under the Urban Wildlife Refuge Initiative to connect urban youth with the great outdoors. Read More >

Secretary Jewell

Secretary Jewell Announces $1 Million Private Funding Commitment to Advance Youth & Conservation Initiative

WED, JANUARY 8, 2014, 12:27 PM EST

The funding commitment is the first of its size in the history of American Eagle Outfitters, and is also the first pledge toward Jewell’s target of raising $20 million from private partners by 2017 to support the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps. Read More >

Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Secretary Jewell Launches Ambitious Initiative to Expand Opportunities for Youth on Nation’s Public Lands

THU, NOVEMBER 7, 2013, 02:43 PM EST

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today joined with local business, health, education, non-profit and conservation leaders in San Francisco to launch a national campaign to expand opportunities for youth on public lands. Read More >

Secretary Jewell

Secretary Jewell Offers Vision for Conservation, Balanced Development, Youth Engagement in National Press Club Speech

THU, OCTOBER 31, 2013, 01:24 PM EST

In remarks today at the National Press Club, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell laid out a strong agenda to strengthen our economy and ensure that we pass along our nation’s rich conservation legacy to the next generation. Read More >