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Office of Surface Mining, District of Columbia, Kentucky, Office of the Secretary, Press Release
The circular seal of the Office of Surface Mining includes a set of scales balancing lumps of coal and trees.
10/26/2017

The Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation & Enforcement is responsible for establishing a nationwide program to protect society and the environment from the adverse effects of surface coal mining operations, under which OSMRE is charged with balancing the nation’s need for continued domestic coal production with protection of the environment.

Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Bureau of Reclamation, Press Release
A line of five oil pumpjacks stands on a grassy plain.
10/25/2017

The report identified agency actions that potentially burden the development or use of domestically produced energy resources, with particular attention to oil, natural gas, coal, and nuclear energy resources.

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Press Release
A view from a helicopter looking down at a large metal oil and gas platform rising out of the blue water of the ocean.
10/24/2017

The Department is proposing the largest oil and gas lease sale ever held in the United States --76,967,935 acres in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico, offshore Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. 

Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Geological Survey, Blog Post
bat hanging upside down
10/24/2017

Called creepy, scary and spooky, bats often get a bad rap. We’re celebrating the heroes of the night with 13 awesome bat facts (and amazing photos).

Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, California, Office of the Secretary, Press Release
A large fire burns trees on a mountainside sending smoke up into the sky.
10/20/2017

Nearly 10,000 Federal firefighters are working with state and local firefighters on six large fires in California.

National Park Service, Office of the Secretary, Secretary Zinke, Secretary Zinke - on the Road, Video
Grand Canyon
10/20/2017

Highlights of Secretary Zinke's October 13 visit to Grand Canyon National Park

Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Indian Education, Alaska, District of Columbia, Press Release
A woman with long brown hair smiles at the camera.
10/18/2017

Respsonses from elected officials, media outlets, and Native American leaders on the nomination of Tara Sweeney.

Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, National Park Service, Blog Post
A man in a red jacket stands on a hilltop looking out at a gorgeous landscape of forests, a blue lake, and a long mountain range.
10/17/2017

From epic landscapes to bountiful resources and amazing wildlife, check out Interior's connections to the Last Frontier.

Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Indian Education, District of Columbia, Office of the Secretary, Press Release
Department of the Interior Image
10/17/2017

If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Sweeney, a member of the Native Village of Barrow and the Iñupiat Community of the Arctic Slope, would be the first Native Alaskan and only the second woman in history to hold the position of Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs.

Bureau of Indian Affairs, Oregon, Office of the Secretary, Native Americans, Press Release
Four men parade flags in front of a group of peoples seated outside in chairs and bleachers.
10/17/2017

The Buy-Back Program implements the land consolidation component of the Cobell Settlement, which provided $1.9 billion to purchase fractional interests in trust or restricted land from willing sellers at fair market value. 

Bureau of Indian Affairs, District of Columbia, Office of the Secretary, Native Americans, Press Release
The seal of the Bureau of Indian Affairs shows an eagle in a gold ring.
10/16/2017

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today announced the selection of Bryan Rice, a veteran federal administrator and citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, as the new Director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), the federal agency that coordinates government-to-government relations with 567 federally recognized tribes in the United States.

District of Columbia, Office of the Secretary, Employee News, Press Release
Four women and two men wearing business clothes pose in a line with an award.
10/16/2017

The U.S. Government Publishing Office has presented the Department of the Interior Library the 2017 Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) ‘Library of the Year’ award, marking the first time a federal agency library has received this prestigious honor. 

National Park Service, Arizona, Office of the Secretary, Press Release
Secretary Zinke holds a microphone and talks to a group of seated people in a conference room.
10/13/2017

Survey finds 38% of NPS employees harassed, discriminated against

Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Blog Post
Two men wearing waders fish in a shallow river as a dog watches from the grassy riverbank.
10/11/2017

Fishing is a favorite outdoor pastime for many people. Alone or with friends and family, fishing can be a fun and relaxing opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. From the calm of fly fishing in a Montana stream to the thrill of sportfishing in the Gulf of Mexico, fishing is a great way to support conservation and inspire your next water-cooler story.

Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Press Release
A wide stone building with a flat roof.
10/10/2017

This week, the Department of the Interior announced the addition of six appointees to join the Department. These individuals will fill key positions throughout the Department, including in the Bureau of Land Management, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Water and Science, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Fish, Wildlife and Parks, and the Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs.