BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK, S.D. â€” Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis today announced the release of the final General Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement for the South Unit of Badlands National Park, recommending the establishment of the nationâ€™s first tribal national park in partnership with the Oglala Sioux Tribe.
An estimated $60 million in early restoration projects soon will begin along the Gulf Coast following the nationâ€™s largest oil spill, the Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) Trustee Council announced yesterday.
WASHINGTON — Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced the appointments of 23 individuals to the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council, an advisory panel created in 1993 to advise the Secretary on nationally significant recreational fishing, boating and aquatic resource conservation issues.
Interior Department Invites Industry Interest in Potential Oil and Gas Lease Sale in Alaskaâ€™s Cook Inlet
WASHINGTON â€”The Department of the Interior, as part of the Obama Administrationâ€™s focus on expanding responsible oil and gas development, is seeking input from industry to determine interest in oil and gas exploration off the coast of South-Central Alaska â€“ a key step in the planning process for a potential oil and natural gas lease […]
Interior Moves Forward with Efforts to Preserve and Interpret World War II Japanese American Internment Sites
WASHINGTON, D.C. â€“ The Department of the Interior today announced that the National Park Service is awarding funding to help preserve and interpret the U.S. confinement sites where more than 120,000 Japanese Americans were detained during World War II.
AMERICAâ€™S GREAT OUTDOORS: Salazar Announces More than $4.2 Million in Conservation Grants to Native American Tribes
WASHINGTON — Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced more than $4.2 million in Tribal Wildlife Grants to 23 Native American Tribes in 17 states to fund a wide range of conservation projects ranging from salmon restoration to invasive species control.
Interior Seeks Ideas to Further Strengthen Incentives and Voluntary Partnerships for Landowner Conservation of Wildlife
WASHINGTON â€“ The Department of the Interior today announced the start of a public process to explore expanding incentives for voluntary partnerships with private landowners and other land stewards to help conserve imperiled wildlife.
AMERICAâ€™S GREAT OUTDOORS: Secretary Salazar Announces $8.4 million in Tribal Historic Preservation Grants
WASHINGTON — Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced $8.4 million in grants to 131 American Indian tribes to support Tribal Historic Preservation Offices under the National Historic Preservation Act.
Service will now undertake important economic assessment to inform final designation