WASHINGTON — As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to create American jobs, develop clean energy sources and cut carbon pollution, and in advance of the COP 21 climate discussions in Paris, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Abigail Ross Hopper today announced a major step in spurring wind energy development in federal waters offshore South Carolina.
TUCSON, Ariz. – As part of the Obama Administration’s Every Kid in a Park initiative, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today visited Saguaro National Park with a class of about 25 Native students from Santa Rosa Ranch School – funded by the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) – at the Tohono O'odham Nation.
WINSLOW, Ariz. – As part of President Obama’s Generation Indigenous (Gen-I) initiative to remove barriers to Native youth’s success and the ConnectED program to provide more students access to the Internet, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced a new partnership with Verizon and Microsoft to provide wireless tablets and high-speed wireless services to more than 1,000 Native American students.
MILTON, Del. – The U.S. Department of the Interior today announced that due to concerted conservation efforts by states, landowners and others working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), the Delmarva Peninsula fox squirrel, one of the animals included on the first list of endangered species nearly a half century ago, is no longer at risk of extinction.
O‘AHU, HAWAI‘I – As part of a new partnership with world-renowned musician, waterman and conservationist Jack Johnson, fourth-grade students in Hawai‘i will have a chance to visit national parks under the Every Kid in a Park program.
Secretary Jewell joined Secretary Pacchiano at Mexico’s Piedra Herrada Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary to spotlight environmental and cooperative wildlife management on the endangered totoaba and vaquita and the beloved monarch butterfly. Both totoaba and vaquita are CITES-listed species, afforded the highest level of international protection, including prohibiting international commercial trade.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and California Secretary for Natural Resources John Laird today announced the final environmental review of an innovative landscape-scale blueprint to support renewable energy development and conservation on 10 million acres of federal public lands, managed by the Bureau of Land Management in the California desert.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz signed a memorandum of agreement today establishing the Manhattan Project National Historical Park.
WASHINGTON – As part of President Obama’s comprehensive Climate Action Plan to create American jobs, develop domestic clean energy resources and cut carbon pollution, the Interior Department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management today held the nation’s fifth competitive lease sale for renewable energy in federal waters.
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced $500,000 in grants to help fund 10 projects that will document historic properties associated with underrepresented communities in the National Register of Historic Places.
The expanded leasing provisions announced today make the right-of-way process on tribal lands more transparent and requires a firm timeline for approval by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and affected landowners.
WASHINGTON – The Department of the Interior today released the 2015 Status Report for the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Program), which summarizes its implementation to date and significant economic impact in Indian Country. Since 2013, the Buy-Back Program has paid nearly $715 million to landowners and restored the equivalent of approximately 1.5 million acres of land to tribal governments.
WASHINGTON – Making good on a commitment from a robust review of the effectiveness of the Federal Subsistence Management Program in Alaska, the U.S. Departments of the Interior and Agriculture today updated regulations defining which parts of the state are rural or nonrural, thus determining where federal law provides a preference for subsistence take of fish and wildlife on federal public lands and waters in Alaska.