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Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of the Secretary, History, Native Americans, Press Release
Secretary Jewell poses with four Native American women in colorful, traditional clothes.

These settlement agreements represent a significant milestone in the improvement of the United States’ relationship with Indian tribes. 

North Dakota, South Dakota, Office of the Secretary, Native Americans, Press Release
A line of people including Secretary Jewell and officials from Interior and the Standing Rock Sioux in a classroom.

The three Departments previously announced on September 9 the intention to hold these consultation sessions after important issues were raised by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and other tribal nations and their members regarding the Dakota Access pipeline specifically, and infrastructure-related decision-making more generally.

Hawaii, Office of the Secretary, Diversity, History, Press Release
Secretary Jewell poses under a tent with a group of people including children in native Hawaiian clothes.

The final rule builds on more than 150 Federal statutes that Congress enacted over the last century to recognize and implement the special political and trust relationship between the United States and the Native Hawaiian community.

Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Colorado, Press Release
A sage grouse puffing its chest and spreading its tail feathers.

The roundtable provided representatives from the federal family, ranchers, industry, conservation community and the states an opportunity to discuss continued success of ongoing efforts, challenges, and next steps as they work together to implement the landscape-scale, science-based, collaborative habitat conservation plans.

Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Indian Education, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Press Release
Several people standing in an office building being remodeled.

The plan is designed to improve the quality of work life for federal employees and to make more economical use of space for the future.

Bureau of Land Management, California, Office of the Secretary, America's Great Outdoors, Press Release
A lighthouse on a shore of cliffs overlooking a setting sun over the ocean.

The proposed legislative expansion would protect 6,200 additional acres and build on the 2014 expansion, which provided the first shoreline access to the monument. This addition would provide access for millions of Americans to breathtaking panoramic views of the coast, sightings of humpback whales and elephant seals from the shore, and cultural sites with a rich history going back hundreds of years.

Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, Nevada, Office of the Secretary, Press Release
Workers wearing safety equipment move pallets of materials at a construction site in the Nevada desert.

The project is the 60th renewable energy project approved for federally administered land since 2009 as part of a Department-wide effort to advance smart development of renewable energy on our nation's public lands.

Massachusetts, Office of the Secretary, America's Great Outdoors, Oceans, Press Release
Colorful, thin branches of coral growing up from the sandy ocean floor.

The Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument includes two areas: one that includes four undersea mountains - Bear, Mytilus, Physalia, and Retriever; and an area that includes three undersea canyons – Oceanographer, Lydonia, and Gilbert that cut deep into the continental shelf.

Bureau of Indian Education, Bureau of Land Management, California, Office of the Secretary, Press Release
Secretary Jewell stands between two other officials displaying a signed agreement in binders.

The finalization of the DRECP is the result of an eight year process of extensive public participation, which included collaboration among the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Energy Commission, California Department of Fish and Wildlife and countless other stakeholders. The planning effort began in 2008, as the desert region was experiencing a substantial increase in renewable energy projects.

Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Massachusetts, Office of the Secretary, Press Release
A curving line of wind turbines stretch out across the surface of the ocean.

The strategy details the current state of offshore wind in the United States, presents the actions and innovations needed to reduce deployment costs and timelines, and provides a roadmap to support the growth and success of the industry.

Bureau of Indian Affairs, California, Nebraska, Washington, Press Release
Interior Deputy Secretary Mike Connor sits at a table with other Interior officials at a meeting on the Land Buy-Back Program.

The Buy-Back Program implements the land consolidation component of the Cobell Settlement, which provided $1.9 billion to purchase fractional interests in trust or restricted land from willing sellers at fair market value within 10 years. 

Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Press Release
A group of students on the beach sifting through sand.

The purpose of this MOU is to formalize a relationship for coordination and collaboration between the Department of the Interior and CoalitionWILD to provide mentorship, advice, and expertise to young professionals working in the conservation field in communities around the world. 


National Park Service, Office of the Secretary, America's Great Outdoors, Youth, Press Release
Secretary Jewell poses with a group of young people holding up their new park passes.

As part of President Obama’s commitment to protect our nation’s unique outdoor spaces and ensure that every American has the opportunity to visit and enjoy them, the Obama Administration today launched the second year of Every Kid in a Park program, which gives fourth graders and their families free access to federal lands and waters nationwide for a full year.

California, Alaska Energy, Climate Change, Conservation, Press Release
Twisted, leafless trees stand in shallow water

Deputy Secretary of the Interior Michael Connor and State of California Natural Resources Secretary John Laird today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen coordination of management activities to benefit the Salton Sea, boost the region’s climate resilience, spur the region’s economic growth, and improve public health.

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