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Establishment of the César E. Chávez National Monument
398th National Park Service Unit of the National Park System
2012 Wounded Warrior Denali Challenge
Five Wounded Warriors Take on Tallest Peak in America
Chimney Rock Declared National Monument
Honors Native American Culture and Generates Tourism
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Our Mission: Protecting America’s Great Outdoors and Powering Our Future

The U.S. Department of the Interior protects America’s natural resources and heritage, honors our cultures and tribal communities, and supplies the energy to power our future.

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Secretary Salazar

Interior Designates 27 New National Landmarks

WED, OCTOBER 17, 2012, 02:20 PM EST

Secretary Salazar announced the designation of 26 national historic landmarks and one national natural landmark. Read More >

Secretary Salazar Speaking

Obama Administration Approves Roadmap for Utility-Scale Solar Energy Development on Public Lands

FRI, OCTOBER 12, 2012, 01:32 PM EST

Secretary Salazar finalized a program for spurring development of solar energy on public lands in six western states. Read More >

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WaterSMART Program is Stretching Water Supplies, Making Progress toward Sustainable Balance of Supply & Demand

THU, OCTOBER 11, 2012, 01:00 PM EST

The Department of the Interior's WaterSMART program is saving water, finding better ways to stretch existing supplies and helping partners plan to meet future water demands. Read More >

Oil being pulled out by a pumpjack.

Interior Approves Fort Berthold Land Trust Application for New Refinery in North Dakota

WED, OCTOBER 10, 2012, 01:12 PM EST

Secretary Salazar announced approval of a ‘land-into-trust’ application from the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation Read More >

Secretary Salazar

Media Advisory: Salazar to Mark Milestone on Renewable Energy Development on Public Lands

WED, OCTOBER 10, 2012, 10:15 AM EST

Secretary Salazar will travel to Nevada to mark a major milestone for renewable energy development on public lands. Read More >