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Bureau of Indian Affairs, Alaska, Climate Change, Press Release
A women performs field work in Alaska against a backdrop of mountains and a glacier in Lake Park

As part of the Obama Administration’s Climate Data Initiative, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced a new set of online climate data resources to help Arctic communities with climate change planning, adaptation and management.

Nevada, Office of the Secretary, White House, Youth, Media Advisory
A female and male fourth grader show their free park passes

The Every Kid in a Park program seeks to connect young people with the great outdoors. The program allows fourth graders nationwide to go to www.everykidinapark.gov and obtain a pass for free entry for them and their families to more than 2,000 federally managed lands and waters nationwide for an entire year, starting September 1, 2015.

National Park Service, Office of the Secretary, Press Release
Great Smoky Mountains National Park at sunset

The Centennial celebration marks the National Park Service’s 100-year milestone with the goal of connecting with and creating the next generation of park visitors, supporters and advocates.

Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Press Release
A fourth grade girl holds her paper park pass

Starting today, fourth graders nationwide can visit the new Every Kid in a Park website to obtain a pass that provides free access to students and their families to all federally managed lands and waters – including national parks, forests, wildlife refuges and marine sanctuaries.

Press Release

ANCHORAGE, AK – In recognition of the long history of strong support from Alaska state, tribal and congressional leaders, and in resolution of an official request for a name change pending for 40 years, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced that the highest mountain in the United States and North America, formerly known as Mount McKinley, will be officially given the traditional Koyukon Athabascan name of Denali.

National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of the Secretary, New Energy Frontier, Video
Flooding from Hurricane Katrina

The 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Wildfires times 11, and 99 very special years...

Bureau of Indian Affairs, Alaska, Office of the Secretary, Conservation, Media Advisory
A glacier in Alaska.

As part of their travel to Alaska, Secretary Jewell and Assistant Secretary Indian Affairs Kevin Washburn will join a GLACIER roundtable discussion and the ‘Rising Together’ reception, hosted by more than a dozen diverse community organizations, including the Alaska Federation of Natives.

Office of the Secretary, Conservation, Press Release
Male mule deer standing in a field

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack today announced the appointments of 18 members to the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council, a group established in 2010 to advise the departments on wildlife conservation, habitat conservation and hunting.

Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, Office of Surface Mining, U.S. Geological Survey, Video
Wildfires burning

We mourn three U.S. Forest Service firefighters, launch our National Seed Strategy, and find insecticides in U.S. streams.

Bureau of Reclamation, Colorado, Office of the Secretary, Restoration, Press Release
A worker adds lime to a settling pond to assist in the pH adjustment of the water prior to discharge to Cement Creek on Aug 14, 2015

The Department of the Interior has asked the Bureau of Reclamation to lead Interior’s independent assessment of factors that contributed to the August 5 Gold King Mine incident in Colorado. Interior was asked to conduct the assessment by the Environmental Protection Agency to review the cause of the incident and provide recommendations to prevent future incidents from occurring.

Office of the Secretary, Press Release
Hand Crew members dig at a a hot spot at the Alex Camp Road Fire July 6, 2015

"My heart goes out to the families and fellow firefighters of these fallen heroes as we mourn their loss in service to others," U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell said today on the tragic loss of three U.S. Forest Service firefighters near Twisp, Washington.

Bureau of Land Management, Office of the Secretary, Conservation, Press Release
A seed sprouts

The National Seed Strategy outlines coordinated and focused research, as well as improvements in seed production and restoration technology to increase the availability of genetically appropriate, locally adapted seed. The research findings identified in the Strategy will inform the development of new management tools to aid in restoration planning and implementation. 

Bureau of Land Management, Utah, Office of the Secretary, Conservation, Press Release
An oil rig stands in a field

The proposed Moab Master Leasing Plan exemplifies the thoughtful planning achieved through a robust collaborative process. In crafting the Moab MLP, the BLM brought together a diverse set of stakeholders, including local community members, industry representatives, recreation enthusiasts, tribes, and other interested parties from across the country; and worked closely with the National Park Service, Environmental Protection Agency, and other state and local agencies in the planning process.

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