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Interior Department Welcomes New Biden-Harris Appointees
Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs, Press Release
The Department of the Interior today announced key members of agency leadership who will work to advance President Biden’s agenda to tackle climate change, protect endangered wildlife, and honor relationships and trust responsibilities with Indigenous communities.
Administration Leaders Applaud President Biden’s Restoration of National Monuments
Bureau of Land Management, Utah, Conservation, Press Release
President Biden will take action tomorrow to restore protections to three national monuments that had been dismantled by the previous administration.
Interior Department Announces $348 Million for Conservation Projects in Nevada and California
Bureau of Land Management, California, Nevada, Conservation, Press Release
The Department of the Interior announced today it will commit more than $348 million for 62 projects throughout Nevada and the California side of the Lake Tahoe Basin dedicated to recreation improvement, wildlife habitat conservation, hazardous fuels reduction, wildfire prevention, and other purposes.
Interior Department Releases Climate Adaptation and Resilience Plan
Climate Change, Press Release
Today, as part of President Biden’s whole-of-government approach to confronting the climate crisis, the Department of the Interior released its climate adaptation and resilience plan, which outlines how the Department will use science as the foundation for planning and decision-making related to climate change risks, impacts and vulnerabilities.
Interior Department to Hold Tribal Consultations on the Federal Boarding School Initiative
Bureau of Indian Education, Press Release
The Department of the Interior today announced it would begin Tribal consultations as the next step of the Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative, a comprehensive review of the troubled legacy of federal boarding school policies.
Department of the Interior Announces Host for Midwest Climate Adaptation Science Center
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Press Release
The Department of the Interior today announced the location of the newest Climate Adaptation Science Center (CASC), the ninth and final CASC in the national network dedicated to providing science to help managers of the country's fish and wildlife resources adapt to climate change.
Interior Department Ensures Migratory Bird Treaty Act Works for Birds and People
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Press Release
The Department of the Interior today announced a series of actions to ensure that the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) conserves birds today and into the future.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Delisting 23 Species from Endangered Species Act Due to Extinction
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Hawaii, Ohio, Press Release
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to remove 23 species from the Endangered Species Act (ESA) due to extinction.
Interior Department Announces Environmental Review of Proposed Wind Energy Projects Offshore New Jersey
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, New Jersey, Energy, Press Release
As part of the Biden-Harris administration’s goal to deploy 30 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind energy by 2030, the Department of the Interior today announced that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will conduct an environmental review of two proposed wind energy development projects offshore New Jersey.
Secretary Haaland Highlights Biden Administration Conservation Efforts in Visit to National Wildlife Refuge
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California, Secretary Deb Haaland, Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland visited the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (Service) San Diego National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) today to discuss the important conservation work of urban wildlife refuges, highlight the America the Beautiful initiative, and honor Hispanic Heritage Month.
Interior Department Announces Nearly $80 Million to States for Collaborative Efforts to Conserve Habitat for America’s Most Imperiled Species
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California, Hawaii, Maine, Press Release
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) today announced nearly $79.2 million in grants to help conserve and permanently protect nearly 56,000 acres of habitat for 55 listed and at-risk species across 13 states through the Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund (CESCF).
Interior Department Withdraws Trump-Era Fossil Fuel Valuation and Civil Penalty Rule
Secretary Deb Haaland, Energy, Press Release
The Department of the Interior today announced that the Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) has withdrawn the final 2020 Valuation Reform and Civil Penalty Rule, a move that will restore balance to America’s public lands and waters and ensure that corporations are paying their fair share to the American public.
Secretary Haaland Attends Historic Launch of Landsat 9 Satellite
U.S. Geological Survey, Secretary Deb Haaland, Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland today attended the historic launch of the Landsat 9 satellite, which will provide major improvements to our Earth observation capabilities and help bolster our use of scientific data in key decision-making.
Interior Department Announces More Than $111 Million in Funding for Wetland Conservation Projects and National Wildlife Refuges
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Illinois, Missouri, New York, Press Release
The Department of the Interior today announced that $34 million in grants has been approved by the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission, which will provide the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and its partners the ability to help conserve or restore 177,000 acres of wetland and associated upland habitats for waterfowl, shorebirds and other birds in 20 states.
Secretary Haaland Outlines Next Steps to Rebuild Bureau of Land Management
Bureau of Land Management, Colorado, District of Columbia, Secretary Deb Haaland, Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland today outlined steps that the Department plans to take to rebuild and strengthen the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) following years of transition and upheaval among the workforce.
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