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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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AMERICA’S GREAT OUTDOORS: Secretary Salazar, Congressman Farr Celebrate Newly Established Pinnacles National Park

MON, FEBRUARY 11, 2013, 06:00 PM EST

The park encompasses 27,000 acres of diverse wild lands including massive monoliths, spires, cave passages and canyons, the result of millions of years of erosion, faulting and tectonic plate movement. Read More >

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Interior Prepares to Conduct Landsat 8 Scientific Programs After Successful Launch of Latest Earth-Observing Satellite

MON, FEBRUARY 11, 2013, 03:01 PM EST

Launched by NASA from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, the satellite is expected to transmit images and data about the Earth within 100 days. Read More >

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Secretary Salazar Launches Asian American Pacific Islander Theme Study, Designates Wing Luke Museum Affiliation with National Park Service

SUN, FEBRUARY 10, 2013, 02:30 PM EST

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced that he has directed the National Park Service to undertake an Asian American Pacific Islander Theme Study to investigate the stories, places and people of Asian American and Pacific Island heritage. Read More >


This Week at Interior February 8, 2013

FRI, FEBRUARY 8, 2013, 05:21 PM EST

Welcome to the first installment of the Interior Department's weekly video series, This Week at Interior. Watch Video >


Media Advisory: NASA Administrator, Interior Secretary to Attend LANDSAT Launch

THU, FEBRUARY 7, 2013, 06:45 PM EST

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will attend the launch of the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Monday, Feb. 11. The launch is scheduled for 10:02 a.m. PST. Read More >