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Alaska, Office of the Secretary, Native Americans, Press Release
Secretary Zinke signs an agreement surrounded by onlookers
1/22/2018

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke signed an agreement with the Alaska Native King Cove Native Corp. to build a life-saving road between the Native village and the nearby all-weather airport in Cold Bay.

Bureau of Indian Affairs, Oklahoma, Office of the Secretary, Native Americans, Press Release
Secretary Zinke wears a suit and signs a piece of paper while sitting at a table with flags behind him and a woman and man sitting on either side of him.
1/19/2018

When completed, the project is expected to generate a $30 million annual impact for the local economy, including creating 200 permanent jobs.

National Park Service, District of Columbia, Office of the Secretary, America's Great Outdoors, Press Release
Dan Smith is a white man with white hair wearing a coat and tie and smiling at the camera while standing in front of colorful flags.
1/9/2018

Smith brings nearly four decades of public service experience, including serving as superintendent of Colonial National Historical Park in Virginia, to this important leadership role. 

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, District of Columbia, Office of the Secretary, America's Great Outdoors, Press Release
A man in camouflage hunting gear stands on a ridge looking out towards a gorgeous valley of grass and trees with snow capped mountains in the distance.
1/9/2018

The Council will examine ways to benefit wildlife resources; encourage partnership among the public, the sporting conservation organizations, state, tribal, territorial, and federal government; and benefit recreational hunting and recreational shooting sports.

Bureau of Land Management, District of Columbia, Office of the Secretary, White House, Press Release
A tall metal tower with cables running along it reaches up into a cloudless sky.
1/8/2018

This move is expected to make it more accessible and affordable for companies to provide broadband to rural Americans.

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, Alabama, Alaska, Press Release
Secretary Zinke wears a suit and speaks from a podium on a stage with flags and a blue curtain behind him.
1/4/2018

The Draft Proposed Program (DPP) includes 47 potential lease sales in 25 of the 26 planning areas – 19 sales off the coast of Alaska, 7 in the Pacific Region, 12 in the Gulf of Mexico, and 9 in the Atlantic Region. This is the largest number of lease sales ever proposed for the National OCS Program’s 5-year lease schedule.

Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Indian Education, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Press Release
President Trump stands at a podium talking while three white men in suits stand behind him smiling and clapping.
12/28/2017

The accomplishments represent the unique balance of development, conservation, and preservation that the Department is charged with overseeing, including leading in American Energy Dominance, restoring public access to public lands, and providing regulatory relief for hard working American citizens.

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, U.S. Geological Survey, Alaska, Office of the Secretary, Press Release
Secretary Zinke sits at a desk to sign a Secretary Order surrounded by people
12/22/2017

An updated resource assessment​ for​ the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska, the Western Beaufort Sea, adjacent State and Native lands, and State waters​ estimates the mean undiscovered, technically recoverable resources both on and offshore to include 17.6 billion barrels of oil and more than 50 trillion cubic feet of gas.

U.S. Geological Survey, Office of the Secretary, Science, Press Release
Secretary Zinke sits at a desk to sign a Secretary Order surrounded by people
12/21/2017

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke signed a secretarial order directing the initial steps to producing the first nationwide geological and topographical survey of the United States in modern history.

National Park Service, Virgin Islands, Office of the Secretary, America's Great Outdoors, Press Release
Blue water, white sand beach and green forest seen from above
12/20/2017

All roads, trails and beaches open at Virgin Islands National Park 105 days after Hurricane Irma ravaged the island of St. John.

U.S. Geological Survey, District of Columbia, Office of the Secretary, Science, Press Release
A jagged piece of yellow mineral sits on a blue table next to a penny.
12/20/2017

Earlier this week, the Department of the Interior, led by the U.S. Geological Survey, released a report that examined 23 minerals that are needed for manufacturing everything from batteries and computer chips to equipment used by our military.

U.S. Geological Survey, District of Columbia, Office of the Secretary, Science, Press Release
Six small piles of different colored powders stand on a table top.
12/19/2017

The report identified 23 of the minerals that are most-needed to sustain our national defense and economy and are used in manufacturing everything from batteries and computer chips to equipment used by our military.

Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Indian Education, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Press Release
A graphic image of trees and mountains and text saying: Department of the Interior 2017 Workplace Environment Survey Results
12/14/2017

The Work Environment Survey was sent during the period of January 9 to March 5, 2017 to all Department of the Interior personnel employed as of December 10, 2016.

Office of the Secretary, Wildland Fire, Press Release
Secretaries Zinke and Purdue at a roundtable meeting
12/12/2017

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue hosted an inter-agency listening session with federal, congressional, and state stakeholders.

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.

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