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Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Press Release
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9/21/2018

Secretary Zinke’s Schedule September 16 – September 21

Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Arizona, California, Press Release
A large group of tan and white pronghorn stand together in a grassy field.
9/21/2018

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.

Bureau of Land Management, Regulation, Energy, Press Release
An open field is covered with pumps, tanks and other machinery related to oil and gas drilling.
9/18/2018

The new rule re-establishes long-standing requirements and eliminates duplicative regulations that hurt states and Tribes

National Park Service, Office of the Secretary, Land and Water Conservation Fund, Press Release
Green and red trees line a lake and are reflected in the water
9/18/2018

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.

Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, National Park Service, Press Release
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9/14/2018

Secretary Zinke’s Schedule September 8 – September 14

Bureau of Indian Affairs, New Mexico, Office of the Secretary, Law Enforcement, Press Release
A male police officer and a dog kneel in the grass next to a police SUV and several plastic bags of evidence.
9/12/2018

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.

Bureau of Reclamation, Press Release
Northwest Area Water Supply pipe
9/10/2018

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.

Guam, Hawaii, Office of the Secretary, Secretary's Schedule, Press Release
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9/10/2018

Secretary Zinke’s Schedule September 1–September 7, 2018

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Arkansas, California, Florida, Press Release
A causcasian boy stands on a muddy shore and holds a fishing rod out towards the calm waters of a lake while a young girl sits in a chair next to him.
9/7/2018

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.

Bureau of Land Management, New Mexico, Office of the Secretary, Energy, Press Release
The tall steel tower of an oil and gas drilling rig stands on a flat grassy plain.
9/6/2018

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.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California, Louisiana, Maine, Press Release
Five large gray birds fly above a grassy field and wetlands with mountains in the distance.
9/5/2018

The grants, made through the North American Wetlands Conservation Act, will be matched by over $60 million in partner funds.

National Park Service, District of Columbia, Office of the Secretary, History, Press Release
David Vela wears a national park service uniform and hat and stands in a field with trees showing fall colors behind him.
8/31/2018

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.

Office of the Secretary, Science, Oceans, American Samoa, Press Release
Close up of Secretary Zinke wearing a hat outdoors.
8/29/2018

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.

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, District of Columbia, Press Release
Department of the Interior Image
8/20/2018

Secretary Zinke’s Schedule August 11–August 17

Office of the Secretary, Native Americans, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Indian Education, Press Release
Tara Sweeney stands next to Secretary Zinke with an American flag, stuffed bear and Interior Department flag in the background
8/16/2018

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.

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