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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, District of Columbia, Office of the Secretary, Youth, Press Release
Painting of an emperor goose swimming through a pond.
4/20/2018

An emperor goose painted by 18-year-old Rayen Kang will grace the 2018-2019 Junior Duck Stamp.

Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, District of Columbia, Press Release
A young blonde woman rows a row boat on a wide lake with gorgeous mountains on the distant shore on a sunny day.
4/18/2018

Secretarial Order 3366 directs certain Interior bureaus to create and deliver plans to the Department within 90 days that focus on developing or expanding recreational opportunities on public lands and waterways.

Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Reclamation, Utah, Office of the Secretary, Press Release
The logo of the Bureau of Reclamation is a drawing of blue mountains reflecting in water below.
4/18/2018

Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation awarded the $17.68-million contract to Weeminuche Construction Authority of Towaoc, Colorado, which is 100 percent owned by the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, for modification work at Steinaker Dam near Vernal, Utah.

Bureau of Land Management, Idaho, Wyoming, Office of the Secretary, Press Release
A large piece of steel framework is held in the air by cables to be attached to a tall metal tower where two workmen with hardhats are ready to put it in place.
4/18/2018

The Gateway West project supports the President’s America First Energy Plan while furthering the administration’s priorities of achieving energy dominance, modernizing the nation’s infrastructure, creating jobs and providing economic opportunity.

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, District of Columbia, Office of the Secretary, Royalty Policy Committee, Press Release
Secretary Zinke, a tall white man with short gray hair talks to a group of people looking at a small plastic model of offshore drilling equipment.
4/17/2018

Because an improving economy, federal tax reforms, higher energy prices, and greater regulatory certainty have led to positive market conditions, Secretary Zinke determined to keep the royalty rate in 200 meters of water and deeper at 18.75 percent.

Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Bureau of Reclamation, Press Release
Secretary Ryan Zinke speaks at podium in front of flags.
4/16/2018

Today, the U.S. Department of the Interior released a comprehensive list of 2018 first quarter accomplishments that the Department has achieved under the leadership of President Donald J. Trump and U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke.

Bureau of Indian Affairs, New Mexico, Office of the Secretary, Secretary Zinke, Press Release
Department of the Interior Logo
4/11/2018

Today, just two weeks after U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced the Department was forming a new Joint Task Force (JTF) to combat the opioid crisis in Indian Country, the Secretary announced the JTF's first raid seized 49 pounds of methamphetamine with a street value of $2.5 million and more than $20,000 worth of marijuana, plus smaller amounts of heroin, and other narcotics. The raid was led by Interior's JTF with partnership from the Pueblo Tribes and New Mexico law enforcement officials.

Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Bureau of Reclamation, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, Press Release
Secretary Zinke, an older white man with short gray hair, wears a suit and stands with his arms outstretched in front of a blue screen.
4/9/2018

Interior Signs on to One Federal Decision Framework to Process Environmental Reviews and Permits for Major Infrastructure Projects

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Massachusetts, Office of the Secretary, Energy, Press Release
Three large metal towers with propeller turbines float on the surface of the ocean.
4/6/2018

A Proposed Sale Notice (PSN) for Commercial Leasing for Wind Power on the Outer Continental Shelf Offshore Massachusetts will be published in the Federal Register on April 11, 2018, and will include a 60-day public comment period.

National Park Service, Arizona, District of Columbia, New Mexico, Press Release
A national park service worker in a hard hat carries tools and climbs up a steep, rocky canyon wall to repair a broken water pipeline.
3/29/2018

A major component of the president's budget for the Interior Department included an $18 billion fund to address critical infrastructure across public lands, to include National Parks. 

National Park Service, District of Columbia, Office of the Secretary, White House, Press Release
There are two photos. The picture on the left shows two people standing in front of the art exhibit which is a black wall covered in white pills. The picture on the right is a close up of white pills on a black wall.
3/27/2018

The interactive exhibit, “Prescribed to Death, ” was created by the National Safety Council as part of its “Stop Everyday Killers” public engagement campaign and will be hosted by the National Park Service on the White House grounds.

National Park Service, District of Columbia, Office of the Secretary, Secretary Zinke, Press Release
Secretary Zinke, a tall white man with gray hair, steps out of the door of a large RV.
3/26/2018

The Committee was established on November 8, 2017, and is intended to serve as an advisory board to the Secretary of the Interior on public-private partnerships across all public lands, with the goal of expanding access to and improving infrastructure on public lands and waterways.

National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Washington, Office of the Secretary, Press Release
Secretary Zinke, a white man with gray hair, stands behind a podium in a conference room with another white man and a white woman and a stuffed grizzly bear.
3/23/2018

The Secretary emphasized the cultural and spiritual importance of grizzly bears in Tribal communities, the contributions grizzly bears make to the biodiversity of the ecosystem, and the ecological devastation that the permanent loss of grizzly bears would cause if nothing is done.

Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Indian Education, District of Columbia, Washington, Press Release
Secretary Zinke, an older white man with gray hair, wears a sport coat and sits at a conference table with two older Native American men.
3/23/2018

In addition to the opioid crisis, the discussion touched on forest management, wildfire restoration, and the proposed Department of the Interior reorganization. 

Energy, Press Release
Offshore drilling rig, sunset behind the rig
3/21/2018

Region-wide Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 250 generated $124,763,581 in high bids for 148 tracts covering 815,403 acres in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico. A total of 33 companies participated in the lease sale, submitting $139,122,383 in bids.

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