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Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Bureau of Reclamation, Press Release
Secretary Jewell and ten tribal leaders pose around a table in an office.

The Secretarial Order  sets out a framework to ensure that Native communities have the opportunity to assume meaningful and substantive roles in managing public lands that have special geographical, historical and cultural connections to the tribes.  

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Sunset behind Native American ruins

To address concerns regarding mineral leasing and development activity adjacent to Chaco Culture National Historic Park, Deputy Secretary of the Interior Michael L. Connor today announced the U.S. Department of the Interior will expand the resource management planning effort underway in the Farmington, New Mexico area.

Bureau of Land Management, Oregon, Office of the Secretary, America's Great Outdoors, Press Release
A lone, snow-topped mountain lit by the setting sun stands against a dark sky.

The Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument is the first monument established primarily for the preservation of biodiversity. The presidential proclamation that originally established the monument describes the area as an ‘ecological wonder’ that is ‘home to a spectacular variety of rare and beautiful species of plants and animals, whose survival in this region depends upon its continued ecological integrity.’ Senator Merkley’s proposal to expand the monument would protect approximately 50,000 additional acres, largely in Oregon, with 5,000 acres in California. 

Bureau of Reclamation, Washington, Office of the Secretary, America's Great Outdoors, Press Release
A river winds through a valley with snow-capped mountains in the background.

This proactive commitment will protect municipal and agricultural water supplies, infrastructure and ecosystem health. 

Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, District of Columbia, Office of the Secretary, Press Release
Secretary Jewell surrounded by Native American youth in traditional colorful garb.

The 500,000 acre goal was surpassed Friday when President Obama signed into law the bipartisan Nevada Native Nations Lands Act, which conveys more than 71,000 acres of Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service lands to the U.S. Department of the Interior to place into federal trust status for six Nevada tribes. The tribes will use their newly acquired lands to expand housing, provide economic development opportunities and promote cultural activities for and by their tribal members.

Bureau of Reclamation, National Park Service, Arizona, Office of the Secretary, Press Release
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The FEIS presents a thorough analysis of complex river processes and interests and identifies a preferred alternative that ensures Glen Canyon Dam will continue to meet its purposes while improving downstream resources and recreational experiences.

National Park Service, U.S. Geological Survey, Virginia, Office of the Secretary, Press Release
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Spring is beginning earlier than its historical average in 75 percent of the national parks examined in a new study — providing further evidence that climate change is already impacting public lands.

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
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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
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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.

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