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Bureau of Land Management, Office of Surface Mining, District of Columbia, Office of the Secretary, Press Release
Joe Balash, a white man, wears sunglasses, a hat, and outdoor clothes while holding a fishing rod next to a small stream.
12/7/2017

The Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management is committed to managing, protecting, and improving lands and waters to serve the needs of the American people at all times.

Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, Utah, Office of the Secretary, Press Release
Secretary Zinke sits at a large table with more than twenty other people in a conference room.
12/6/2017

Articles and quotes in support of the Administration's National Monument modifications.

Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Indian Education, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Press Release
A blond woman wearing a national park service uniform and hat smiles and greets a visitor in a car at a small wooden cabin.
12/6/2017

The Department of the Interior's 2017 employee engagement score is 63.9 out of 100, placing DOI at 9 out of 18 large agencies.

Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, Arizona, District of Columbia, Press Release
Secretary Zinke sits at a table and talks while other men and women around the table look on and listen.
12/5/2017

Secretary Zinke released the final report outlining the recommendations he made to the President on some national monument designat​ions under​ under the Antiquities Act.

Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, Utah, Office of the Secretary, Press Release
President Trump sits at a table in an ornate white marble rotunda and holds up a large piece of paper while a large group of people stand around him and cheer.
12/4/2017

The proclamations adjust the boundaries and management of Utah's Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

National Park Service, District of Columbia, Virginia, Office of the Secretary, Press Release
Cars drive over a concrete bridge with the flat topped Lincoln Memorial in the background.
12/1/2017

Major construction will start in fall 2018. It will replace the drawbridge span, rehabilitate the concrete approach spans, and replace the concrete deck.

Bureau of Land Management, Oregon, Office of the Secretary, Press Release
two workers stand next to a pile of timber with a crane in the backgroup
11/30/2017

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced today that the Bureau of Land Management will issue payments totaling $19.5 million to 18 counties in western Oregon, which includes $1.4 million previously sequestered funds.

Office of the Secretary, Land and Water Conservation Fund, Energy, Press Release
workers stand in front coal operations machinery
11/30/2017

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced today that Interior’s disbursements from mineral and energy production on Federal and American Indian lands and offshore areas totaled $7.11 billion in Fiscal Year 2017, an increase of nearly $1 billion over the previous year.

Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Reclamation, California, Office of the Secretary, Press Release
Secretary Zinke sits at a table and signs a paper as six other men in suits gather around.
11/29/2017

The Agreement quantifies the water rights claims for the Pechanga Band in Southern California’s Temecula Valley, which had been pending in an adjudication dating back to the 1950s; resolves potential liability for both the United States and other parties; and establishes a cooperative and efficient water management regime involving Pechanga and local agencies.

National Park Service, Puerto Rico, Office of the Secretary, Hurricane Maria, Press Release
A stone wall and guardhouse on a historic fortress overlook the ocean with a rainbow in the distance over the water.
11/21/2017

The National Park Service is an important tourism factor in Puerto Rico, generating more than $100 million in economic activity every year for the island. In 2016, more than 1.4 million people visited NPS sites in Puerto Rico, spurring more than $85 million in visitor spending.

National Park Service, District of Columbia, Virginia, Office of the Secretary, Press Release
The large memorial statue portrays four men in uniforms and helmets raising a flag under a cloudy night sky.
11/21/2017

The names and dates of principal U.S. Marine Corps campaigns and battles are engraved at the base of the Marine Corps War Memorial as well as the Corps motto, “Semper Fidelis,” which means “always faithful” in Latin.

National Park Service, Virgin Islands, Office of the Secretary, Hurricane Maria, Press Release
Secretary Zinke and Governor Mapp wear suits and pose for a photo in a wood paneled office.
11/20/2017

The National Park Service is an important economic engine in the U.S. Virgin Islands, attracting more than a half a million visitors in 2016 and supporting 900 jobs in the community. Visitors spent $70 million and helped support $34 million in labor and more than $90 million in economic output.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, District of Columbia, Office of the Secretary, Conservation, Press Release
Two adult and two baby elephant stand in a small water pool on a grassy plain.
11/20/2017

Secretary Zinke issued the statement on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's recent decision to allow the import of elephant hunting trophies from two African nations.

Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, Idaho, Oregon, Press Release
Workers in hard hats and safety gear climb on tall metal towers as a crane moves another metal section into place.
11/17/2017

The Boardman to Hemingway Transmission Line Project will provide additional electrical capacity between the Pacific Northwest and the Intermountain West regions.

Bureau of Reclamation, District of Columbia, Office of the Secretary, Secretary Zinke, Press Release
Brenda Burman is a white woman with brown hair smiling for the camera while standing in a grassy field.
11/17/2017

Today, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Brenda Burman as the U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner.

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