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Bureau of Reclamation, Arizona, California, Colorado, Press Release
Two large concrete intake towers rise out of the still waters of a reservoir surrounded by stone canyon walls.
1/18/2017

In addition to drought contingency actions and updating the water agreement with Mexico, the agreements referenced in the Secretarial Order will maintain significant hydropower production and associated financial support for critical environmental programs, and they will help protect Indian treaty rights and recognized water rights.

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, North Carolina, Office of the Secretary, New Energy Frontier, Press Release
Waves crash on a sandy beach with grass growing on the dunes.
1/17/2017

The Kitty Hawk lease area begins about 24 nautical miles from shore and extends 25.7 nautical miles in a general southeast direction. Its seaward extent ranges from 13.5 nautical miles in the north to .6 of a nautical mile in the south.

Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, California, Montana, Press Release
Secretary Jewell and three other people sit at a table holding up a signed document. Other people pose in a line behind them, some wearing tradition Indian headdresses. The event is outside on a bright day.
1/13/2017

The settlements, negotiated during the past eight years, were ratified and approved in December 2016 under the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act.

Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, Alabama, California, Press Release
A mural of a grey bus with writing on it is painted on a long brick wall.
1/12/2017

Building on the Administration’s commitment to protecting places that are culturally and historically significant and that reflect the story of all Americans, President Obama today designated the Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument in Birmingham, Ala., the Freedom Riders National Monument in Anniston, Ala. and the Reconstruction Era National Monument in Beaufort County, S.C. to honor historic sites in both states that played an important role in American civil rights history.

Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Indian Education, District of Columbia, Office of the Secretary, Press Release
A large group of graduates in black robes and square hats cheer at their graduation ceremony in a large gym.
1/11/2017

The Scholarship Fund – funded in part by the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations and authorized by the Cobell Settlement – provides financial assistance through scholarships to American Indian and Alaska Native students wishing to pursue post-secondary and graduate education and training.

National Park Service, Alaska, Arizona, California, Press Release
A building with long concrete paths and straight steel beams surrounds a courtyard.
1/11/2017

The National Historic Landmarks Program recognizes historic properties of exceptional value to the nation and promotes the preservation efforts of federal, state, and local agencies and Native American tribes, as well as those of private organizations and individuals. 

Bureau of Land Management, District of Columbia, Office of the Secretary, America's Great Outdoors, Press Release
In a rugged valley, concrete and steel towers rise above piles of black coal.
1/11/2017

The review, based on hundreds of thousands of public comments and prompted by a Secretarial Order issued in 2016, examined concerns about the federal coal program that have been raised by the Government Accountability Office, the Interior Department’s Inspector General, Members of Congress and the public.

Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, Montana, Office of the Secretary, Press Release
Small waves break onto the shoreline of a lake surrounded by mountains and forests at sunset.
1/10/2017

The Badger-Two Medicine is a 130,000 acre area, bounded by Glacier National Park, the Bob Marshall Wilderness, and the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. This portion of the Rocky Mountain Front is considered sacred by the Blackfeet Tribe, and is part of a Traditional Cultural District. These characteristics caused Congress to legislatively withdraw the area from mineral development in 2006.

National Park Service, New York, Office of the Secretary, Diversity, Press Release
A square, two-story brick house with a small front porch and a barn in the back stands among trees draped in autumn leaves.
1/10/2017

The new park commemorates the work of the fearless Underground Railroad conductor during her later years in life, when she was an active proponent of women’s’ suffrage and other causes. The park is located at the site where Tubman lived and worshiped in Auburn, New York, caring for family members and other formerly enslaved people seeking safe haven in the North.  

Bureau of Indian Affairs, Arizona, Office of the Secretary, Cobell / Land buyback, Press Release
Small structures stand in a large open cave in the face of a massive stone cliff.
1/5/2017

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

National Park Service, District of Columbia, Office of the Secretary, Diversity, Press Release
A diverse group of people dressed in civil war era clothes and uniforms stand outside near an information sign.
1/5/2017

The grants will assist nine states, two Indian tribes and a local government prepare nominations of properties representing  Hispanic Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans, Native Americans, women and LGBTQ Americans.

Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Geological Survey, Press Release
A woman stands on a rocky ledge overlooking a gorgeous river at sunset.
1/4/2017

The Secretarial  Order issued today provides direction for the Department, and particularly Reclamation and FWS, with scientific support and technical advice from the USGS, to complete the technical, scientific, and analytical work necessary to make permitting, regulatory, and other decisions associated with various water initiatives.

Bureau of Land Management, Nevada, Utah, Office of the Secretary, Press Release
Rock art lines a stone wall at Gold Butte National Monument in Nevada.
12/28/2016

Today President Obama designated the Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah and the Gold Butte National Monument in southeastern Nevada.

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Alaska, Office of the Secretary, Alaska Energy, Press Release
Clouds drift in beams of sunlight above large icebergs floating on the ocean.
12/20/2016

The withdrawal does not restrict other uses of these federal waters on the Outer Continental Shelf, and will help to sustain commercial and recreational fisheries in the Atlantic to support fishing-dependent communities, as well as the harvest of marine resources on which many Alaska Native communities rely for subsistence use and cultural traditions.

National Park Service, District of Columbia, Office of the Secretary, America's Great Outdoors, Press Release
Secretary Jewell and a park ranger in uniform stand on a boat and look off into the distance.
12/19/2016

"The Centennial Act is part of our contribution to preserve the legacy of some of our Nation’s greatest treasures for generations to come."

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