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California, Alaska Energy, Climate Change, Conservation, Press Release
Twisted, leafless trees stand in shallow water
8/31/2016

Deputy Secretary of the Interior Michael Connor and State of California Natural Resources Secretary John Laird today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen coordination of management activities to benefit the Salton Sea, boost the region’s climate resilience, spur the region’s economic growth, and improve public health.

National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Geological Survey, Hawaii, Press Release
A green plant with spiky red blossoms.
8/29/2016

The Federal government is committed to improving its ability to prevent invasive species from impacting national assets. The President's Priority Agenda on enhancing climate resilience called for a national framework for the early detection of and response to invasive species.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Hawaii, Office of the Secretary, America's Great Outdoors, Press Release
A large group of white fish with black stripes swim in the water above a colorful coral reef.
8/26/2016

The monument expansion comes after significant engagement with the Native Hawaiian community, the fishing industry, and residents of the islands.

National Park Service, Maine, Office of the Secretary, America's Great Outdoors, Press Release
A blue river winds through a deep green forest with rolling mountains in the distance.
8/24/2016

The new national monument – which will be managed by the National Park Service and is now the 413th park unit in the National Park System – is located directly east of the 209,644-acre Baxter State Park, the location of Maine’s highest peak, Mt. Katahdin (5,267 feet), the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail.

National Park Service, Washington, Office of the Secretary, White House, Press Release
Secretary Jewell builds a birdhouse with three middle school students
8/18/2016

Secretary Jewell names Seattle as the 51st city to join First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! Outside initiative

Bureau of Land Management, Idaho, Office of Aviation Services, Science, Press Release
A small drone with four propellers flies in a cloudy sky.
8/16/2016

The size and weight of these small UAS provide operators a simple, efficient and inexpensive tool to collect aerial data. Their design allows for rapid deployment of new payload options, as new sensors become available. 

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, North Carolina, Office of the Secretary, America's Great Outdoors, Press Release
An offshore floating wind farm.
8/12/2016

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Abigail Ross Hopper announce a proposed lease sale for 122,405 acres offshore North Carolina for commercial wind energy leasing.  

National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California, Office of the Secretary, Press Release
Two foxes playing in the grass.
8/11/2016

Representing the fastest successful recovery for any Endangered Species Act (ESA)-listed mammal in the United States, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) today announced the final de-listing of three subspecies of island fox native to California’s Channel Islands. 

Office of Surface Mining, Pennsylvania, Office of the Secretary, Restoration, Press Release
A backhoe loader in front of a pile of coal
8/4/2016

Secretary Jewell launches a coal mine reclamation project to get coal miners back to work

National Park Service, Nebraska, Office of the Secretary, America's Great Outdoors, Press Release
A view of a pond in a park with the Omaha, Nebraska skyline in the background.
8/3/2016

Sally Jewell is joining City of Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert and President & CEO of the YMCA of Greater Omaha Chris Tointon to announce the selection of Omaha as one of 50 cities to participate in First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! Outside initiative.

Bureau of Land Management, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Press Release
A drone flies over a blanket of smoke.
7/25/2016

Interior and industry partners activate a prototype warning system that provides real-time alerts and geofencing alarms to prevent drone pilots from interfering with firefighting operations.

Bureau of Land Management, Utah, Office of the Secretary, America's Great Outdoors, Press Release
Red mesas in Utah
7/20/2016

The BLM releases a plan to guide mineral development in Moab, Utah while conserving cultural and recreational sites

Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Indian Education, Alaska, Office of the Secretary, Press Release
Secretary Jewell speaks to students graduating from Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College.
7/20/2016

Interior announces this quarter's transfer of nearly $500,000 to the Cobell Education Scholarship Fund, which provides financial assistance through scholarships to American Indian and Alaska Native students wishing to pursue post-secondary and graduate education and training.

Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, Utah, Press Release
Secretary Jewell talks with a small group of people while standing outside in the rocky Utah landscape.
7/18/2016

Southeastern Utah is a land of spectacular natural beauty, important historical resources and areas of significance to local tribes for traditional cultural practices. The area also contains thousands of currently unprotected cultural and archaeological sites, including well-preserved cliff dwellings and rock art.

Office of the Secretary, America's Great Outdoors, Conservation, Press Release
A helicopter lands near a group of paratroopers.
7/12/2016

The Departments of Interior, Agriculture and Defense joined with state and federal partners today to announce the designation of three new Sentinel Landscapes to benefit working lands, wildlife conservation and military readiness.

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