Secretary Zinke’s Schedule September 16 – September 21
The feedback provided by the states will be used to create state-by-state plans for Interior and partners to fund research priorities and conduct conservation activities on key migration corridors and winter range for antelope, elk and mule deer.
The new rule re-establishes long-standing requirements and eliminates duplicative regulations that hurt states and Tribes
Secretary Zinke announced a $100 million distribution from the Land and Water Conservation Fund to all 50 States, the Territories, and the District of Columbia for state-identified outdoor recreation and conservation projects.
Secretary Zinke’s Schedule September 8 – September 14
A BIA officer was monitoring vehicle traffic on Interstate 25 on the San Felipe Pueblo Indian Reservation when he conducted a traffic stop resulting in the arrest of an individual, and the seizure of approximately 15.9 pounds of methamphetamine and 1.25 pounds of heroin.
The Bureau of Reclamation has completed the environmental assessment and released the Finding of No Significant Impact for the Central North Dakota Water Supply Project.
Secretary Zinke’s Schedule September 1–September 7, 2018
These changes will open more than 251,000 acres to new or expanded hunting and fishing opportunities at 30 national wildlife refuges across the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Wildlife Refuge System. This will now bring the number of units where the public may hunt to 377, and the number where fishing is permitted to 312.
The two-day sale in New Mexico brought in more revenue than all Bureau of Land Management oil and gas sales in 2017 combined, and surpassed BLM’s previous best sales year.
The grants, made through the North American Wetlands Conservation Act, will be matched by over $60 million in partner funds.
Mr. Vela has served as the superintendent of Grand Teton National Park & the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway since 2014. Prior to his current post, Vela served as associate director for Workforce, Relevancy and Inclusion in the NPS Washington headquarters offices.
Secretary Zinke will lead a high-level U.S. government delegation to the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Session with Forum Dialogue Partners on September 4, 2018 in Nauru.
Secretary Zinke’s Schedule August 11–August 17
Tara Mac Lean Sweeney was sworn in as the Department’s Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, making her the first Alaska Native and only the second woman in history to hold the position.