By Ruben Andrade, Superintendent, César E. Chávez National Monument
Valles Caldera National Preserve was established by Congress in 2000 under the management of the Valles Caldera Trust. On December 19, 2014, the enactment of the National Defense Authorization Act re-established the 89,000-acre preserve as a unit of the National Park Service (NPS).
WASHINGTON – To honor groundbreaking earthquake research by U.S. Geological Survey seismologist Dr. Lucile “Lucy” Jones, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will present Jones with the prestigious Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal (Sammies) at an awards ceremony this evening at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium.
The $186 million agreement resolves a long-standing dispute, with some of the claims dating back more than 100 years, and brings an end to protracted, vigorously contested and expensive litigation that has burdened both nations and the United States for a decade.
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will join Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby and Choctaw Nation Chief Gary Batton on Tuesday, October 6, to announce a historic settlement regarding the U.S. government's management of funds and resources it holds in trust for these tribal nations.
Restoration plan directs more than $8 billion to restore coastal habitats, fish and wildlife injured by BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
This global settlement resolves the governments’ civil claims under the Clean Water Act and natural resources damage claims under the Oil Pollution Act, as well as economic damage claims of the five Gulf states and local governments.
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Former First Lady Laura Bush today joined community members to celebrate the President’s designation of the Waco Mammoth National Monument as one of the nation’s newest national monuments.
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell issued a statement today regarding the Trans Pacific Partnership.
“Gen-I is about all of you investing in your promise by getting a good education. You’ve got to finish high school, go on to college or a vocational training program so that you are in a position to get good jobs and be the leaders that you were meant to be."
-First Lady Michelle Obama to Native youth, July 9, 2015
Secretary Jewell welcomes Pope Francis to Independence Hall; the Land and Water Conservation Fund expires; kicking off a Tribal Solarthon with the Shinnecock Nation, and more on This Week at Interior.
WACO, TEXAS – On Monday, October 5, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis will attend a celebration in Waco, Texas to commemorate the recent designation of Waco Mammoth National Monument.
By U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell
Funded in part by the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Buy-Back Program), and authorized by the Cobell Settlement, the Fund is designed to be a permanent endowment which provides financial assistance through scholarships to American Indian and Alaska Native students wishing to pursue post-secondary and graduate education and training.
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell issued the following statement after Congress allowed the Land and Water Conservation Fund to expire last night at midnight, which has put in jeopardy a critical tool that has been incredibly effective at funding more than 40,000 local conservation and recreation projects nationwide.