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Bureau of Indian Affairs, District of Columbia, Office of the Secretary, Native Americans, Press Release
The seal of the Bureau of Indian Affairs shows an eagle in a gold ring.
10/16/2017

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today announced the selection of Bryan Rice, a veteran federal administrator and citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, as the new Director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), the federal agency that coordinates government-to-government relations with 567 federally recognized tribes in the United States.

District of Columbia, Office of the Secretary, Employee News, Press Release
Four women and two men wearing business clothes pose in a line with an award.
10/16/2017

The U.S. Government Publishing Office has presented the Department of the Interior Library the 2017 Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) ‘Library of the Year’ award, marking the first time a federal agency library has received this prestigious honor. 

National Park Service, Arizona, Office of the Secretary, Press Release
Secretary Zinke holds a microphone and talks to a group of seated people in a conference room.
10/13/2017

Survey finds 38% of NPS employees harassed, discriminated against

Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Press Release
A wide stone building with a flat roof.
10/10/2017

This week, the Department of the Interior announced the addition of six appointees to join the Department. These individuals will fill key positions throughout the Department, including in the Bureau of Land Management, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Water and Science, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Fish, Wildlife and Parks, and the Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs.

Bureau of Land Management, District of Columbia, Office of the Secretary, Energy, Press Release
A line of five pumpjacks stand on a grassy plain.
10/6/2017

In keeping with the Administration’s goals of promoting America’s energy dominance, seven Bureau of Land Management state offices generated $170.7 million in bonus bids during their quarterly oil and gas lease sales.

Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, Office of Surface Mining, Press Release
A large group of men in suits sit around a table in a large conference room.
10/4/2017

The Committee was re-chartered in an effort to provide a continuous forum for interested stakeholders to debate and deliberate recommendations to the Secretary on ensuring the public receives full value of natural resources produced on federal and Indian lands, including renewable energy sources.

Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Indian Education, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Press Release
Smooth rocks border a large lake as mountains rise in the distance under a dramatic sunny sky.
9/29/2017

National parks, refuges, monuments and other public lands managed by Interior hosted an estimated 473 million recreational visits in 2016—up from 443 million in 2015—these visits supported $50 billion in economic output and about 426,000 jobs nationwide.

Bureau of Reclamation, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Geological Survey, Press Release
A group of kids and two adults paddle a large canoe on a calm stream.
9/28/2017

Four Interior bureaus -- the U.S. Geological Survey, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Bureau of Reclamation -- have more than 50 staff working in 19 Urban Waters locations. Projects in these cities have included restoring urban wetlands; building trails, parks, and green space; reducing storm water flow into rivers and streams; and increasing urban habitat. 

Office of the Secretary, Insular Affairs, Regulation, Press Release
Secretary Zinke wears a suit and stands with 3 other men in suits in a wood paneled office next to a stuffed bear.
9/26/2017

The Secretary and the President discussed a variety of topics focusing on the importance of the close and mutually beneficial relationship between the United States and the Federated States of Micronesia.

Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, District of Columbia, Press Release
Two boys stand together outside while one of them looks through binoculars.
9/21/2017

The Land and Water Conservation Fund is funded through offshore oil and gas royalties and awards federal grants to leverage public and private investment in America’s state and local public parks.

Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, District of Columbia, Press Release
A girl stands on a riverbank useing a fishing pole to fish in a wide river.
9/21/2017

Zinke championed the order to recognize the lasting and positive impact of hunters and anglers on wildlife and habitat conservation in America.

Bureau of Land Management, Arizona, Office of the Secretary, Conservation, Press Release
Short, gnarly trees stand on a dry, grassy hillside with tall rock spires rising in the background.
9/20/2017

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will acquire the 600-acre ET Ranch to increase access for hunters, hikers, and backpackers to the Santa Teresa Wilderness Area in Arizona.

Bureau of Indian Affairs, Florida, Office of the Secretary, Hurricane Irma, Press Release
Colorful satellite photo of Hurricane Irma over Florida.
9/19/2017

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today thanked President Trump for signing a Presidential Emergency Declaration for the Seminole Tribe of Florida, which was hard hit by Hurricane Irma.last week.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, District of Columbia, Office of the Secretary, Conservation, Press Release
Secretary Zinke and another man hold toy shotguns and play a video game as other people look on.
9/19/2017

Having the "Big Buck Hunter Pro" arcade game will get many employees involved in Sportmen's Season, in turn furthering the Department's mission of wildlife and habitat conservation​.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, District of Columbia, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Press Release
A painting of two ducks flying over a grassy marsh.
9/18/2017

Hautman’s acrylic painting of a pair of mallards will be made into the 2018-2019 Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp, or Duck Stamp, which will go on sale in late June 2018.