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National Park Service, Alaska, Office of the Secretary, CreativeComms, Blog Post
A large clear pond shows the reflection of a white mountain and a bright blue, clouded sky.

Sitting at the foothills of the Alaska Range, Denali National Park is as wild and wonderful as it was when hunter and naturalist Charles Sheldon first visited the area more than a century ago. It was Sheldon’s drive and determination to protect this American treasure that led to the creation of Denali National Park and Preserve on February 26, 1917. As we celebrate the creation of this national park, check out nine things you might not know about Denali.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, District of Columbia, Office of the Secretary, Secretary Zinke, Press Release
A boat dock extends into the water as a blue cloudy sky shines above.

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today announced a $60 million cooperative agreement with the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF) to help retain and recruit recreational anglers and boaters of all ages. Zinke is also announcing $14 million in Boating Infrastructure Grants (BIG), which support water-related outdoor recreation and tourism by improving facilities for large transient recreational boats across the country.

Bureau of Land Management, Idaho, Office of the Secretary, Office of Aviation Services, Press Release
Two men in yellow shirts and hard hats stand on a recently burned hilltop next to a four wheel ATV and use a remote control to fly a small drone over a forest.

Drone flights to support natural resource management across DOI, including support to firefighters suppressing wildfires, increased 82 percent from 2016 to 2017.

Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Blog Post
A sunstar through trees that stretch to the sky and ground covered in greenery and ferns

America’s public lands have been the backdrop for countless movies and television shows.  

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Alabama, District of Columbia, Florida, Press Release
The sun sets over an offshore oil platform.

The region-wide lease sale, which is the largest in U.S. history, is scheduled for March 21, 2018, and will include all available unleased areas in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

U.S. Geological Survey, District of Columbia, Utah, Office of the Secretary, Press Release
A piece of pink rock with dark chunks sits on a table.

The draft list of minerals that DOI published today as critical to the United States includes 35 mineral commodities, such as aluminum -- used in almost all sectors of the economy.

Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Video
Happy Valentine's Day

Love is an adventure, especially on America's public lands!

Bureau of Indian Education, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Arizona, Blog Post
An old wooden cabin surrounded by a wooden fence stands on the edge of a forest.

Rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure -- including public lands and Indian schools -- is an investment in our future. Public lands infrastructure is essential to providing world-class experiences to hundreds of millions of park visitors a year, keeps people safe and ensures that 47,000 kids in Indian Country have access to education.

Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Indian Education, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Press Release
A stone wall in need of repair stands on a mountainside looking out over a gorgeous landscape of rolling hills.

Along with strengthening the nation’s infrastructure, the proposed budget prioritizes economic growth and expanded public access for outdoor recreation.

Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Arizona, Press Release
Secretary Zinke, a white man with gray hair wearing a sweatshirt, works with another white man wearing a hat to put a plastic tag on a mule deer laying in the back of a truck.

The order seeks to improve wildlife management and conservation and expand opportunities for big game hunting by improving priority habitats ​within important ​and migration corridors across the West. Priority states currently include Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming​.​

Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Bureau of Reclamation, Video
Promises Kept

2017 was an epic year at the Department, and we are just getting started

National Park Service, California, District of Columbia, Illinois, Blog Post
Historic black and white photo of Abraham Lincoln.

Abraham Lincoln is remembered as one of our nation’s greatest presidents. Check out some of the public lands dedicated to sharing President Lincoln’s life and legacy.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, District of Columbia, Office of the Secretary, International Affairs, Press Release
Doug Domenech, a caucasian man with graying hair and glasses, wears a suit and raises his hand as he is sworn in by Secretary Zinke, a tall caucasian man with gray hair and a suit.

The Secretary's Order will expand the functions and responsibilities of the Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Doug Domenech to include the Office of International Affairs and the Ocean, Great Lakes, and Coastal Program.

National Park Service, District of Columbia, Office of the Secretary, History, Press Release
Secretary Zinke poses with a small group of people in front of a painted mural.

Secretary Zinke today celebrated the life and legacy of famed ​opera singer Marian Anderson by designating a mural depicting her 1939 Lincoln Memorial concert as a historic site under the African American Civil Rights​ Network Act of 201​7.

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