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National Park Service, Virgin Islands, Office of the Secretary, Hurricane Maria, Press Release
Governor Mapp and Secretary Zinke wearing suits and standing next to each other in a wood paneled office.
11/16/2017

The Secretary and Governor Mapp discussed many topics and concerns regarding hurricane relief, such as the re-opening of Virgin Islands National Park on the Island of St. John. Governor Mapp outlined the robust recovery effort taking place, and gave first hand accounts of how the Virgin Islands are clearing debris, restoring power, and opening schools.

National Park Service, District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, Office of the Secretary, Press Release
The large bronze Liberty Bell is displayed in a small room with the large brick Independence Hall visible through a window behind it.
11/15/2017

The commission was established by Congress last year to coordinate and facilitate activities in 2026 to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the founding of the United States. 

Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Geological Survey, District of Columbia, Office of the Secretary, Press Release
Dr. Tim Petty is a white man with brown hair wearing a suit and eye glasses and standing in an office next to an American flag.
11/14/2017

The Assistant Secretary for Water and Science is responsible for overseeing the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.

Bureau of Land Management, New Mexico, Office of the Secretary, Conservation, Press Release
A landscape view of a shallow rocky canyon dotted with trees and shrubs under a sunset sky.
11/13/2017

The 16,000-acre Sabinoso was previously wholly surrounded by non-federal land, making it inaccessible to the general public. However, a donation of 3,595 acres (formerly known as the Rimrock Rose Ranch) that are adjacent to Sabinoso Wilderness was accepted by the Secretary and is now public.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, District of Columbia, Office of the Secretary, Secretary Zinke, Press Release
Secretary Zinke wearing a coat and a ballcap stands by a volunteer at the black wall of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
11/9/2017

The four veterans join Zinke's Chief of Staff, several senior appointees, and more than 11,000 veterans who are career civil servants​ at the Department​.​ 

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, District of Columbia, Office of the Secretary, Conservation, Press Release
Secretary Zinke wears a suit and stands near a podium talking to a room of other men in suits.
11/8/2017

The Council will advise the Secretary of the Interior on the benefits that international recreational hunting has on foreign wildlife and habitat conservation, anti-poaching and illegal wildlife trafficking programs, and other ways in which international hunting benefits human populations in these areas.

District of Columbia, Office of the Secretary, America's Great Outdoors, Press Release
Secretary Zinke in casual clothes stepping out of a large RV.
11/7/2017

The Committee will advise 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.

Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, District of Columbia, Press Release
Secretary Zinke poses with a large group of men in suits and a few women in nice dresses in a wood paneled office.
10/27/2017

The Hunting and Fishing Access for Veterans roundtable discussion was hosted by Secretary Zinke and included members of his leadership team. More than 20 veteran advocates participated, including many who specialize in hunting and fishing therapy for returning warriors.

Office of Surface Mining, District of Columbia, Kentucky, Office of the Secretary, Press Release
The circular seal of the Office of Surface Mining includes a set of scales balancing lumps of coal and trees.
10/26/2017

The Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation & Enforcement is responsible for establishing a nationwide program to protect society and the environment from the adverse effects of surface coal mining operations, under which OSMRE is charged with balancing the nation’s need for continued domestic coal production with protection of the environment.

Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Bureau of Reclamation, Press Release
A line of five oil pumpjacks stands on a grassy plain.
10/25/2017

The report identified agency actions that potentially burden the development or use of domestically produced energy resources, with particular attention to oil, natural gas, coal, and nuclear energy resources.

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Press Release
A view from a helicopter looking down at a large metal oil and gas platform rising out of the blue water of the ocean.
10/24/2017

The Department is proposing the largest oil and gas lease sale ever held in the United States --76,967,935 acres in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico, offshore Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. 

Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, California, Office of the Secretary, Press Release
A large fire burns trees on a mountainside sending smoke up into the sky.
10/20/2017

Nearly 10,000 Federal firefighters are working with state and local firefighters on six large fires in California.

Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Indian Education, Alaska, District of Columbia, Press Release
A woman with long brown hair smiles at the camera.
10/18/2017

Respsonses from elected officials, media outlets, and Native American leaders on the nomination of Tara Sweeney.

Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Indian Education, District of Columbia, Office of the Secretary, Press Release
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10/17/2017

If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Sweeney, a member of the Native Village of Barrow and the Iñupiat Community of the Arctic Slope, would be the first Native Alaskan and only the second woman in history to hold the position of Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs.

Bureau of Indian Affairs, Oregon, Office of the Secretary, Native Americans, Press Release
Four men parade flags in front of a group of peoples seated outside in chairs and bleachers.
10/17/2017

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