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Interior Department, University of Alaska Anchorage Partner to Provide STEM Employment Opportunities to Alaska Native Students
Secretary Deb Haaland, Diversity, Press Release
The Department of the Interior and the University of Alaska Anchorage’s Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program (ANSEP) today announced a new partnership that will increase employment opportunities for Alaska Native youth across the Department’s offices and bureaus.
Biden-Harris Administration Announces $185 Million for Wildfire Mitigation and Resilience as Part of the Investing in America Agenda
Montana, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Wildland Fire, Press Release
During a visit to Montana today, Deputy Secretary of the Interior Tommy Beaudreau announced a $185 million investment from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to support wildland fire management nationwide in fiscal year 2023 and to assist land managers in planning for wildfire management activities in fiscal year 2024.
Assistant Secretary Estenoz Highlights President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda in St. Louis
National Park Service, Missouri, America the Beautiful, Press Release
Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks Shannon Estenoz visited St. Louis, Missouri this week to highlight the President’s Investing in America agenda and new and increased funding through the Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program (ORLP) that are restoring America’s lands and waters and expanding access to the outdoors.
Biden-Harris Administration Invests $660 Million for States to Plug Orphaned Oil and Gas Wells through President’s Investing in America Agenda
Kansas, Orphaned Wells, Orphaned Wells Program, Press Release
Following a community roundtable discussion and site visits with Rep. Sharice Davids today, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced the availability of nearly $660 million in grant funding to clean up legacy pollution through President Biden’s Investing in America agenda.
Secretary Haaland Highlights Clean Energy, Collaborative Conservation During Investing in America Tour Stops in New York and Vermont
New York, Vermont, Conservation, Energy, Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland traveled to New York and Vermont this week to highlight how President Biden’s Investing in America agenda and “Bidenomics” strategy are working to bolster the clean energy economy and tackle the climate crisis through collaborative conservation.
This Week at Interior July 7, 2023
News and headlines from Interior, July 7, 2023
Deputy Secretary Beaudreau Announces New Members to Board of Trustees of The Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico, Conservation, Press Release
Deputy Secretary of the Interior Tommy Beaudreau today joined local leaders and community members to announce the appointment of three members to the Board of Trustees of The Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico, a nongovernmental, nonprofit organization established in 1968 between the U.S. Department of the Interior and the Government of Puerto Rico.
Interior Department Launches Map to Track Historic Resources Funded by the President’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Nationwide
Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Orphaned Wells, Wildland Fire, Conservation, Press Release
Today, the Department of the Interior launched a new interactive map to track the over $7.3 billion invested so far from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law in over 1,300 projects nationwide. The tool is the first of its kind from a cabinet agency.
Biden-Harris Administration Approves Third Major Offshore Wind Project in U.S. Waters
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Energy, Press Release
The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management today announced it has approved the plan for construction and operations of the Ocean Wind 1 project offshore New Jersey.
Secretary Haaland Highlights Investing in America Agenda, Indigenous Knowledge and Collaborative Conservation in Hawaiʻi
Hawaii, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Secretary Deb Haaland, Conservation, Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland wrapped up a week-long trip to Hawaiʻi, where she highlighted how President Biden’s Investing in America agenda and “Bidenomics” strategy are helping to protect iconic Hawaiian bird species, strengthen the Native Hawaiian Community, and invest in the science and infrastructure that support our public lands and waters.
This Week at Interior June 30, 2023
News and headlines for June 30, 2023
Interior Department Takes Action to Strengthen Endangered Species Protections
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, America the Beautiful, Conservation, Press Release
The Department of the Interior today announced significant action to better facilitate species recovery by providing more flexibility for the introduction of threatened and endangered species to suitable habitats outside their historical ranges.
Interior Department Announces Behavioral Health and Wellness Program for Tribal Schools
Bureau of Indian Education, Press Release
The Department of the Interior today announced the Bureau of Indian Education awarded an additional five-year contract to increase access for behavioral health and wellness support to all students and staff at Bureau-funded schools and programs.
Secretary Haaland, Leaders Celebrate New U.S. Geological Survey / University of Hawai’i Facility to Support Volcano Monitoring & Ecosystem Restoration
U.S. Geological Survey, Hawaii, Secretary Deb Haaland, Conservation, Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, Senator Brian Schatz and U.S. Geological Survey Director David Applegate joined federal, state, local and University of Hawai’i leaders and students today to celebrate the creation of a new facility that will monitor volcanoes and support conservation science.
Biden-Harris Administration Holds Record-Breaking Auction for Solar Energy Development
Bureau of Land Management, Energy, Press Release
The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management held an auction for utility-scale solar energy development in Nevada this week, resulting in $105.15 million in high bids.
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