Today, the States of Oregon and California, PacifiCorp and the federal government – through the U.S. Departments of the Interior and Commerce – announced an agreement-in-principle to move forward with amending the Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement.
President Obama signed an Executive Order to institute seismic provisions for federal buildings, reflecting scientists’ current understanding of where strong shaking is likely to occur and do damage. The purpose of the Order is to reduce post-earthquake losses to affected communities and ensure federal assets are available to help with recoveries.
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, co-chair of President Obama’s Task Force on Wildlife Trafficking, concluded an official visit to Africa this week with a final stop in South Africa where she met with senior government officials to discuss ways the United States and the African country can work together to combat the world’s growing illegal trade in wildlife that is driving several species toward extinction.
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, co-chair of President Obama’s Task Force on Wildlife Trafficking, concluded an official visit to Kenya after formalizing new partnerships in the global fight to combat the illegal trade in wildlife that is driving several species towards extinction.
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, co-chair of President Obama’s Task Force on Wildlife Trafficking, concluded an official visit to Gabon where she met with senior government officials to discuss ways the United States and the African country can work together to combat the world’s growing illegal wildlife trade.
ISLETA PUEBLO, N.M. – As part of President Obama’s goal of placing half a million acres of tribal homelands into trust for the benefit of tribal nations, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced that the Bureau of Indian Affairs has placed 89,978 acres of land into trust status for the Pueblo of Isleta.
Secretary Sally Jewell announced today that the Interior Department will launch a comprehensive review to identify and evaluate potential reforms to the federal coal program in order to ensure that it is properly structured to provide a fair return to taxpayers and reflect its impacts on the environment, while continuing to help meet our energy needs.
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell today announced $45 million to build the last previously identified Bureau of Indian Education school construction projects. The schools slated to receive funding are the final two of 14 identified in 2004 by the Bush Administration as requiring the greatest need for replacement construction but never received Congressional funding.
PAGE, Ariz. – The U.S. Department of the Interior today released a proposed framework for adaptively managing Glen Canyon Dam over the next 20 years with the goal of creating certainty and predictability for power and water users while protecting environmental and cultural resources in Grand Canyon National Park and the Colorado River ecosystem.
MIAMI, Fla. – As a result of significant improvements in its population and habitat conditions and reductions in direct threats, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announced today that the West Indian manatee is proposed to be downlisted from endangered to threatened status under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Interior today welcomed a $100,000 donation from outdoor manufacturer, Thule, in support of the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC), an ongoing national effort to engage the next generation of outdoor stewards by training and employing thousands of America’s young people and veterans to protect, restore, and enhance our nation’s public lands and waters.
To date, the Buy-Back Program has paid more than $730 million to individual landowners and restored the equivalent of nearly 1.5 million acres of land to tribal governments.
While the KBRA will terminate due to the lack of congressional authorization, we still believe the future of the basin lies with negotiated agreements.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today released the following statement after the U.S. Senate confirmed Dr. Suzette M. Kimball as Director of the U.S. Geological Survey, the Nation’s chief earth science agency.