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Interior Department Announces More Than $111 Million in Funding for Wetland Conservation Projects and National Wildlife Refuges
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Illinois, Missouri, New York, Press Release
The Department of the Interior today announced that $34 million in grants has been approved by the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission, which will provide the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and its partners the ability to help conserve or restore 177,000 acres of wetland and associated upland habitats for waterfowl, shorebirds and other birds in 20 states.
Secretary Haaland Outlines Next Steps to Rebuild Bureau of Land Management
Bureau of Land Management, Colorado, District of Columbia, Secretary Deb Haaland, Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland today outlined steps that the Department plans to take to rebuild and strengthen the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) following years of transition and upheaval among the workforce.
Interior Department Executes Water Rights Settlement Agreement with the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Indian Reservation
Secretary Deb Haaland, Water Challenges, Press Release
Today, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland signed the Confederated Salish and Kootenai-Montana Compact (“Compact”), formally executing the Montana Water Rights Protection Act (“Settlement Act”) enacted by Congress on Dec. 21, 2020.
Interior Department and Intertribal Timber Council Strengthen Wildland Fire Management Collaboration
Secretary Deb Haaland, Climate Change, Wildland Fire, Press Release
The Department of the Interior today announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding with the Intertribal Timber Council. As climate change propels larger, costlier and more complex wildfires, this agreement emphasizes the importance of collaborating on wildland fire management across departmental and Tribal lands.
Interior Department to Hold Government-to-Government Consultations on Protecting and Restoring Tribal Homelands
Bureau of Indian Affairs, Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs, Office of the Solicitor, Press Release
The Department of the Interior today announced that it would begin consultations with Tribes as it continues to strengthen the ability of sovereign nations to establish and consolidate their homelands.
Secretary Haaland Highlights Clean Energy Commitments, Progress in Meeting with Renewable Energy Leaders
Secretary Deb Haaland, Climate Change, Energy, Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland met virtually today with nearly two dozen business leaders of onshore and offshore renewable energy companies, where she underscored that the nation’s transition to a clean energy future is critical to our fight against climate change.
Bryan Newland Ceremonially Sworn In as Interior Department Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs
Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs, Secretary Deb Haaland, Press Release
Bryan Newland was ceremonially sworn in today as Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs by Secretary Deb Haaland.
Interior Department to Require COVID-19 Vaccinations for Staff at BIE-Managed Schools
Bureau of Indian Education, Press Release
To help ensure the safety of students, teachers and Tribal communities, the Department of the Interior announced today it will require staff and faculty at Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) facilities to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Interior Department Announces New Biden-Harris Appointees
Office of the Secretary, Press Release
The Department of the Interior today announced additional Biden-Harris administration appointees who will work to advance President Biden’s agenda to tackle climate change, create good-paying union jobs in a clean energy economy, steward America’s public lands and waters, and honor relationships and trust responsibilities with Indigenous communities.
Interior Department Announces Largest Expansion of Fishing and Hunting on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Managed Lands and Waters
Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Secretary Deb Haaland, Hunting, Press Release
The Department of the Interior announced today that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has opened new or expanded hunting and sport fishing opportunities across 2.1 million acres, the largest expansion of outdoor recreation opportunities in recent history
Interior Department Announces Environmental Review of Proposed Wind Energy Facility in the North Atlantic
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Energy, Press Release
As part of the Biden-Harris administration’s goal to deploy 30 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind energy by 2030, the Department of the Interior today announced that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) plans to conduct an environmental review of a proposed commercial-scale wind project offshore New York.
Interior Department Files Court Brief Outlining Next Steps in Leasing Program
Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Energy, Press Release
Last week, the United States appealed the preliminary injunction entered by the district court in Louisiana v. Biden, which enjoined the Department of the Interior from implementing the pause in new federal oil and gas leasing as set forth in Section 208 of Executive Order 14008.
Interior Department Announces Next Steps for Idaho Onshore Wind Energy Project
Bureau of Land Management, Idaho, Secretary Deb Haaland, Energy, Press Release
The Department of the Interior announced today that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking public input on a commercial-scale wind energy facility that is proposed to be constructed on BLM-managed public land in southern Idaho, approximately 25 miles northeast of Twin Falls.
White House Announces Nomination of Charles F. Sams III as National Park Service Director
National Park Service, Secretary Deb Haaland, Press Release
The White House today announced the intent to nominate Charles F. “Chuck” Sams III as Director of the National Park Service. The nomination will now be considered by the U.S. Senate.
Deputy Secretary Beaudreau Highlights Infrastructure Investments in North Dakota
North Dakota, Office of the Secretary, Climate Change, Press Release
Department of the Interior Deputy Secretary Tommy Beaudreau wrapped up a two-day visit to North Dakota today, where he highlighted the Biden-Harris administration’s investments in America’s infrastructure.
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