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We Asked Secretary Deb Haaland Questions About National Park Week and She Answered
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland is a big fan of the national parks system. In honor of National Park Week, she shared her experiences and favorite memories of past visits to national parks and historic sites, her role at Interior, and her vision for how we can all be great stewards of our public lands.
National parks are magnificent places to witness geology in action, and to learn how to coexist with our dynamic planet.
A Virtual Itinerary for National Park Week
National Park Week is an annual celebration in April designed to highlight America’s treasured natural and cultural sites, as well as the communities and partnerships that sustain them.
Celebrate Art at Interior
Each year on April 15, we celebrate World Art Day to reinforce the links between artistic creations, society, and our mission.
Welcome to Team Public Lands!
As more families and friends look to public lands as a way to live happier and healthier lives during the pandemic, it’s more important than ever to recreate responsibly. Different land agencies have different missions, which means not all public lands have the same rules and regulations. So, whether you’re a first-time visitor or a public land pro, follow and share these tips to help spread the word about #TeamPublicLands!
Celebrating Interior Women in Leadership
Each year, Women’s History Month offers an important opportunity for us to shine a light on American women who have built, shaped and improved upon our nation.
Letting the Sun Shine on the FOIA
March 14-20, 2021, is Sunshine Week, an annual initiative to promote open government and recognize that the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), which provides the public with access to agency records, is a fundamental component in ensuring government transparency and accountability.
Trailblazing Women of Interior
The contributions of women are far-reaching and indispensable to our work at Interior. We’re highlighting just a few of the many who have contributed to our mission.
An Enduring Partnership: Interior’s Commitment to Honoring our Nation-to-Nation Relationship with Tribes
Honoring our nation-to-nation relationship with Tribes, strengthening Tribal sovereignty and self-governance, and upholding the trust and treaty responsibilities are paramount to fulfilling our mission.
Engineering at Interior
Interior’s engineers think beyond the ordinary to inspire innovation, keep us safe and make us marvel.
10 Surprising Facts About the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has protected America’s stunning diversity of native fishes, plants, wildlife, and habitats for over 100 years. From counting birds to combating crime — and from stocking fish to genetics and forensics research — we’re an international wildlife conservation leader informed by science and supported by partnerships.
10 Public Lands with Powerful Native American Connections
Celebrate National Native American Heritage Month throughout November.
Enjoy Your Next E-bike Trip on Public Lands
Following a Secretarial Order and months of public consultation, Interior and its bureaus are issuing regulations that will expand access to e-bikes on public lands.
Thomas Moran and the Big Pictures
Two amazing landscape paintings by artist Thomas Moran – touchstones of Interior’s history – will now be displayed in the Department’s headquarters. Not only do these paintings have their own fascinating story, they also played an important role in the history of our nation’s public lands.
10 Things Poachers Don’t Want You to Know about Wildlife Trafficking
In the last 15 years, poaching and the illegal wildlife trade has accelerated, hurtling through the world’s last wild places like a train we can’t stop. Wildlife traffickers illegally capture a diversity of irreplaceable species – rare butterflies and baby cheetahs, mahogany trees and hummingbirds, sea turtles and parrots – and sell them as meat, pets, traditional medicine or décor.
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