Interior Department Welcomes Newest Members of Leadership Team

WASHINGTON — The Department of the Interior today announced additional members of the agency leadership team working to steward America’s natural, cultural and historic resources, and honor our nation-to-nation relationship with Tribes. “As we work to advance President Biden’s vision for a clean energy future that creates good-paying jobs, protects the environment, and powers our nation,… Continue reading Interior Department Welcomes Newest Members of Leadership Team

Mule Deer Foundation Lauds Decision to Remove Gray Wolves from Endangered Species List

Salt Lake City, Utah: The Mule Deer Foundation thanks Department of the Interior Secretary David Bernhardt and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Director Aurelia Skipwith for today’s decision to delist the gray wolf in the lower 48 states. Wolves are well established now throughout the Northern Rockies and Great Lakes states. In Idaho, Montana, and… Continue reading Mule Deer Foundation Lauds Decision to Remove Gray Wolves from Endangered Species List

Trump Administration’s Interior Supports $336 Billion in Economic Activity and 1.9 Million Jobs

200,000 more jobs supported and $82 billion increase in economic output compared to FY 2016 WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt released the Department of the Interior’s Economic Report for Fiscal Year 2019, highlighting the Department’s economic contributions that arise from managing Federal lands and waters and making investments that conserve… Continue reading Trump Administration’s Interior Supports $336 Billion in Economic Activity and 1.9 Million Jobs

Trump Administration Paves Way for More People to Experience Bicycling on Public Lands

Secretary David L. Bernhardt visits Big Ring Cycles in Denver, Colorado today. (Photo Credit: Tami Heilemann)

WASHINGTON – The Department of the Interior today announced that it finalized electric bike (or e-bike) regulations that pave the way for land managers to allow more people, especially older Americans and those with physical limitations, to experience bicycling on public lands managed by the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and… Continue reading Trump Administration Paves Way for More People to Experience Bicycling on Public Lands

Nebraska Hunters and Anglers Now Have More Opportunities Thanks to Final Fish and Wildlife Service Rule Expanding Sporting Access on Refuges and Hatcheries

Since day one, the Trump administration has prioritized recreational access to public lands, particularly for hunting and fishing. These two great American pastimes have formed the bedrock of the nation’s wildlife conservation efforts, generating more dollars for habitat protection and restoration than any other outdoor pursuit. Today, the Department of the Interior’s U.S. Fish and… Continue reading Nebraska Hunters and Anglers Now Have More Opportunities Thanks to Final Fish and Wildlife Service Rule Expanding Sporting Access on Refuges and Hatcheries

Mule Deer Foundation Thanks DOI for Progress on Implementation of Big Game Migration and Winter Range Order

Salt Lake City, UT: The Mule Deer Foundation (DF) welcomed today’s release by the Department of the Interior (DOI) of a report documenting the tremendous progress that has been made so far on the implementation of Secretarial Order 3362. The order, signed at MDF’s Western Hunting & Conservation Expo in 2018, directed DOI staff to work closely… Continue reading Mule Deer Foundation Thanks DOI for Progress on Implementation of Big Game Migration and Winter Range Order

In Case You Missed It: President Trump’s conservation legacy: Rebuilding our national parks

Orginally Published by: The HillBy: U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt Our national parks are in dire need of repairs. After decades of administrations and Congress paying lip service while kicking the can down the road, President Trump took bold action and provided unprecedented support for Congress to fix the aging infrastructure at our national parks and… Continue reading In Case You Missed It: President Trump’s conservation legacy: Rebuilding our national parks

Boone and Crockett Club Thanks Department of the Interior for Expanding Hunting and Fishing Opportunities on 97 National Wildlife Refuges

MISSOULA, Mont. (April 8, 2020) – The Boone and Crockett Club thanked Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt for his proposal to expandhunting and fishing opportunities on more than 2.3 million acres of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) properties across the country. The proposal announced today would provide new or expanded recreational opportunities on 97… Continue reading Boone and Crockett Club Thanks Department of the Interior for Expanding Hunting and Fishing Opportunities on 97 National Wildlife Refuges

President Trump’s Budget Proposes $12.8 Billion for Department of the Interior Programs in FY 2021 – Invests $1B for a Stronger Interior Wildland Fire Program

$12.8B budget also proposes strategic investments in programs for land management, bolstering conservation and recreation activities, law enforcement, energy development and public infrastructure WASHINGTON – Today, President Donald J. Trump proposed a $12.8 billion Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 budget for the Department of the Interior, including a new, innovative $50 million initiative that would begin to transform and… Continue reading President Trump’s Budget Proposes $12.8 Billion for Department of the Interior Programs in FY 2021 – Invests $1B for a Stronger Interior Wildland Fire Program

U.S. Senate Confirms Aurelia Skipwith as Director of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

First African American to Ever Serve in the Position of Director WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Aurelia Skipwith as Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service with a bipartisan vote of 52-39. Skipwith has served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks at the Department of the Interior… Continue reading U.S. Senate Confirms Aurelia Skipwith as Director of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service