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Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, California, Office of the Secretary, Press Release
A large fire burns trees on a mountainside sending smoke up into the sky.
10/20/2017

Nearly 10,000 Federal firefighters are working with state and local firefighters on six large fires in California.

Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Indian Education, Alaska, District of Columbia, Press Release
A woman with long brown hair smiles at the camera.
10/18/2017

Respsonses from elected officials, media outlets, and Native American leaders on the nomination of Tara Sweeney.

Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Indian Education, District of Columbia, Office of the Secretary, Press Release
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10/17/2017

If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Sweeney, a member of the Native Village of Barrow and the Iñupiat Community of the Arctic Slope, would be the first Native Alaskan and only the second woman in history to hold the position of Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs.

Bureau of Indian Affairs, Oregon, Office of the Secretary, Native Americans, Press Release
Four men parade flags in front of a group of peoples seated outside in chairs and bleachers.
10/17/2017

The Buy-Back Program implements the land consolidation component of the Cobell Settlement, which provided $1.9 billion to purchase fractional interests in trust or restricted land from willing sellers at fair market value. 

Bureau of Indian Affairs, District of Columbia, Office of the Secretary, Native Americans, Press Release
The seal of the Bureau of Indian Affairs shows an eagle in a gold ring.
10/16/2017

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today announced the selection of Bryan Rice, a veteran federal administrator and citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, as the new Director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), the federal agency that coordinates government-to-government relations with 567 federally recognized tribes in the United States.

District of Columbia, Office of the Secretary, Employee News, Press Release
Four women and two men wearing business clothes pose in a line with an award.
10/16/2017

The U.S. Government Publishing Office has presented the Department of the Interior Library the 2017 Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) ‘Library of the Year’ award, marking the first time a federal agency library has received this prestigious honor. 

National Park Service, Arizona, Office of the Secretary, Press Release
Secretary Zinke holds a microphone and talks to a group of seated people in a conference room.
10/13/2017

Survey finds 38% of NPS employees harassed, discriminated against

Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Press Release
A wide stone building with a flat roof.
10/10/2017

This week, the Department of the Interior announced the addition of six appointees to join the Department. These individuals will fill key positions throughout the Department, including in the Bureau of Land Management, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Water and Science, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Fish, Wildlife and Parks, and the Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs.

Bureau of Land Management, District of Columbia, Office of the Secretary, Energy, Press Release
A line of five pumpjacks stand on a grassy plain.
10/6/2017

In keeping with the Administration’s goals of promoting America’s energy dominance, seven Bureau of Land Management state offices generated $170.7 million in bonus bids during their quarterly oil and gas lease sales.

Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, Office of Surface Mining, Press Release
A large group of men in suits sit around a table in a large conference room.
10/4/2017

The Committee was re-chartered in an effort to provide a continuous forum for interested stakeholders to debate and deliberate recommendations to the Secretary on ensuring the public receives full value of natural resources produced on federal and Indian lands, including renewable energy sources.

Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Indian Education, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Press Release
Smooth rocks border a large lake as mountains rise in the distance under a dramatic sunny sky.
9/29/2017

National parks, refuges, monuments and other public lands managed by Interior hosted an estimated 473 million recreational visits in 2016—up from 443 million in 2015—these visits supported $50 billion in economic output and about 426,000 jobs nationwide.

Bureau of Reclamation, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Geological Survey, Press Release
A group of kids and two adults paddle a large canoe on a calm stream.
9/28/2017

Four Interior bureaus -- the U.S. Geological Survey, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Bureau of Reclamation -- have more than 50 staff working in 19 Urban Waters locations. Projects in these cities have included restoring urban wetlands; building trails, parks, and green space; reducing storm water flow into rivers and streams; and increasing urban habitat. 

Office of the Secretary, Insular Affairs, Regulation, Press Release
Secretary Zinke wears a suit and stands with 3 other men in suits in a wood paneled office next to a stuffed bear.
9/26/2017

The Secretary and the President discussed a variety of topics focusing on the importance of the close and mutually beneficial relationship between the United States and the Federated States of Micronesia.

Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, District of Columbia, Press Release
Two boys stand together outside while one of them looks through binoculars.
9/21/2017

The Land and Water Conservation Fund is funded through offshore oil and gas royalties and awards federal grants to leverage public and private investment in America’s state and local public parks.

Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, District of Columbia, Press Release
A girl stands on a riverbank useing a fishing pole to fish in a wide river.
9/21/2017

Zinke championed the order to recognize the lasting and positive impact of hunters and anglers on wildlife and habitat conservation in America.

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