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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.

Bureau of Land Management, Idaho, Office of the Secretary, Conservation, Media Advisory
A patchwork patterns of various types of seeds

The strategy will help foster resilient and healthy landscapes important to wildlife and to our economy by guiding ecological restoration, especially for those lands -- such as sagebrush habitat -- damaged by large rangeland fires.

Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, Office of Surface Mining, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Video
One of dozens of wildfires burning across the western United States

The National Fire Preparedness Level is raised to 5, as 60 large active wildfires burn across 13 states; Secretary Jewell travels to Ohio and Wisconsin as she renews her call for full and permanent funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund; the latest listening session on the federal coal program; the Fish and Wildlife Service announces more than $3 million in grants to conserve native fish species and protect their habitats; Anchorage, Alaska and Salt Lake City, Utah join the "50 Citie

Office of the Secretary, Conservation, Press Release
A forest fire burns

The National Weather Service today issued red flag and severe fire weather warnings for several states across the West, including many that are already experiencing fires. U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack today highlighted the importance of safety and public awareness as firefighters work to address the growing threat of catastrophic wildfires in drought-stricken areas of the West this year.

National Park Service, Ohio, Office of the Secretary, Conservation, Press Release
A waterfall in autumn at Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Without action from Congress, the highly successful Land and Water Conservation Fund is set to expire September 30. Jewell urged Congress to act swiftly to reauthorize the program and to pass President Obama’s proposal to guarantee permanent full funding of $900 million a year that is authorized under the law.

Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Press Release
A Kemp's ridley sea turtle in the sand

The RESTORE Council was created under the 2012 Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability Tourist Opportunities and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act (RESTORE Act), which directed the Council to dedicate 80 percent of all Clean Water Act penalties relating to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill to the fund it oversees. As a member on the Council, Interior was actively engaged in developing restoration proposals for the first draft of the Initial Funded Priorities List (FPL) of projects.

Utah, Office of the Secretary, White House, Youth, Media Advisory
Volunteers plant a garden bed.

Through providing opportunities on public lands, the initiative seeks to foster the next generation of leaders and outdoor stewards in communities nationwide and help Interior reach its goal of hosting one million volunteers on public lands annually.

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