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Celebrating 50 Years of Success in Wildlife Conservation

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act, providing the opportunity to reflect on the progress made and the work ahead for protecting our nation's endangered species and their habitats. The Act has saved hundreds of species from extinction and continues to protect and preserve some of our most beloved animals and plants. It has also helped to create a better understanding of how human activities can impact the environment and how we can work together to protect it.

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Exploring Black and African American Heritage

As part of the Department of the Interior's mission, the National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service preserve and interpret places that teach us about our nation’s history and culture, so that future generations can learn from the past. The many African American heritage sites protected and maintained by the Department honor the contributions the Black community has made and continue to make to our nation.

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America’s Public Lands Explained

Our national parks are America’s crown jewels, inspiring awe and wonder. Iconic locations like Yosemite and Yellowstone attract visitors from all over the world, but our public lands are so much more than just the big 61 national parks. They’re also scenic rivers, national marine monuments, national battlefields and wildernesses.

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Interior’s 2022 Wrapped!

This year, the Department of the Interior focused on building a better future for every American, with unprecedented investments from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act. We're creating jobs through major investments in infrastructure, building the momentum for a clean energy future, and restoring our public lands and waters.

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2022 White House Tribal Nations Summit

The 2022 White House Tribal Nations Summit, hosted at the Department of the Interior, provides an opportunity for Administration and Tribal leaders to discuss ways the federal government can invest in and strengthen nation-to-nation relationships as well as ensure that progress in Indian Country endures for years to come. This year’s Tribal Nations Summit will include robust and meaningful engagement on important issues facing Tribal communities.  

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One Year of the Historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

One year ago, President Biden signed the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law into law—a once-in-a-generation investment in America’s infrastructure and competitiveness.     

Through the $28.1 billion allocated for the Department of the Interior, we are working to restore critical habitats, address the drought crisis, reduce the risk of wildland fire, help communities and Tribes prepare for extreme weather events, create good-paying jobs, and revitalize local economies.    

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Revitalizing Indigenous Connections: Celebrating Native American Heritage Month 2022

Each November, Native American Heritage Month celebrates the rich histories and diverse cultures of Indigenous people and communities.  

This year’s Native American Heritage Month theme is "Revitalizing Indigenous Connections,” which reflects on how the living bonds of history and culture must be continually honored, maintained and renewed with each generation.  

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15 Facts About Our National Mammal: The American Bison

The American bison was named the national mammal of the United States on May 9, 2016. This majestic animal joins the ranks of the Bald Eagle as the official symbol of our country—and much like the eagle, they’re a symbol of our American identity and one of the greatest conservation success stories of all time. 

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