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During Puerto Rico Visit, Department Leaders Highlight Investments in Climate Resilience and Ecosystem Restoration
Puerto Rico, America the Beautiful, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Press Release
Deputy Secretary of the Interior Tommy Beaudreau and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Martha Williams visited Puerto Rico this week to highlight how investments from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Great American Outdoors Act will help strengthen climate resilience and ecosystem restoration initiatives on the island.
Assistant Secretaries Estenoz, Trujillo Announce New Anacostia Urban Waters Federal Partnership Ambassador
National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, District of Columbia, Water Challenges, Press Release
Today, Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks Shannon Estenoz and Assistant Secretary for Water and Science Tanya Trujillo visited the Anacostia Urban Waters Federal Partnership to announce Xavier Brown as the new Anacostia Urban Waters Ambassador.
Interior Department Releases Five-Year Monitoring, Maintenance and Treatment Plan to Address Wildfire Risk
Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Wildland Fire, Press Release
President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provides $1.5 billion to the Department of the Interior’s Wildland Fire Management Program to address wildfire risk and prepare communities and ecosystems against the threat of wildfire by making historic investments in forest restoration, hazardous fuels management and post-wildfire restoration.
Secretary Haaland Celebrates Rappahannock Tribe’s Reacquisition of Ancestral Homelands
Virginia, Secretary Deb Haaland, Native Americans, Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) Director Martha Williams today celebrated the Rappahannock Tribe’s re-acquisition of 465 acres at Fones Cliffs, a sacred site to the Tribe located on the eastern side of the Rappahannock River in Virginia.
Interior Department Announces $420 Million in Rural Water Funding from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
Bureau of Reclamation, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Press Release
The Department of the Interior announced today that the Bureau of Reclamation will invest $420 million for rural water construction activities in fiscal year 2022, as authorized by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Makes Major Investments in US Territories
Hawaii, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Secretary Deb Haaland, Press Release
This week in Hawaiʻi, Department of the Interior leadership convened a workshop with federal partners and teams from several of the U.S. Territories — American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands — to discuss strategies to support the successful implementation of projects supported by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law in the U.S. Territories.
Secretary Haaland Highlights President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Investments in Water Resilience and Indian Country in New Mexico Visit
Bureau of Reclamation, America the Beautiful, Secretary Deb Haaland, Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland today wrapped up a two-day visit to New Mexico, where she underscored the historic investments from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to strengthen Indian Country and address the Western water crisis.
President Biden’s Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Makes $18.1 Billion Investment in Interior Department Initiatives
Secretary Deb Haaland, White House, Press Release
The Biden-Harris Administration today submitted to Congress the President’s Budget for fiscal year 2023.
Secretary Haaland Highlights Locally Led Conservation Efforts in El Paso, Texas
Texas, America the Beautiful, Secretary Deb Haaland, Conservation, Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland visited El Paso, Texas, today with Congresswoman Veronica Escobar to meet with local officials and community members and to learn about their vision for increasing access to, and conservation of, outdoor spaces.
Biden-Harris Administration Announces Wind Energy Lease Sale Offshore the Carolinas
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Climate Change, Oceans, Press Release
The Department of the Interior announced today that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has completed its environmental review and will hold a wind energy auction for two lease areas offshore the Carolinas on May 11.
Kevin Sligh Joins Interior Department as Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Director
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, Science, Press Release
The Department of the Interior today announced that Kevin M. Sligh Sr. will join the Department as the new Director of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE).
Interior Department Takes Steps to Increase Voter Registration in Indigenous Communities
Secretary Deb Haaland, White House, Press Release
The Department of the Interior today announced that it is working with states to formally designate the Department-operated post-secondary Tribal institutions – Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas and the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI) in New Mexico – as voter registration agencies under the National Voter Registration Act.
Interior Department Invests $100 Million in First Dam Safety Project Through President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
Bureau of Reclamation, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Secretary Deb Haaland, Water Challenges, Press Release
The Department of the Interior announced today that the Bureau of Reclamation is providing project-specific funding of $100 million for the modification of B.F. Sisk Dam in California.
During West Virginia Visit, Secretary Haaland Highlights Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Investments in Legacy Pollution Clean-Up
West Virginia, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Secretary Deb Haaland, Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland visited West Virginia today, where she and Senator Joe Manchin highlighted the investments in President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to address legacy pollution and abandoned mine lands, create good-paying union jobs, help communities eliminate dangerous conditions, and lay the foundation for future economic development.
President Biden Designates Amache National Historic Site as America’s Newest National Park
National Park Service, Colorado, Press Release
President Biden signed the Amache National Historic Site Act today, designating the Amache site in Granada, Colorado as part of the National Park System.
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