U.S. Senate Confirms Haaland to Lead DOI

New Mexico Representative will be 54 th Secretary of the Department of Interior Today, the U.S. Senate confirmed New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland as 54th Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior.  “Ducks Unlimited and the Department of Interior have a lengthy history of working together to conserve waterfowl habitat and expand outdoor recreation opportunities for… Continue reading U.S. Senate Confirms Haaland to Lead DOI

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

Great American Outdoors Taskforce Releases Details on Historic Deferred Maintenance and LWCF Projects

WASHINGTON —  Today, the Great American Outdoors Act Coordination and Implementation Task Force released further details about Fiscal Year 2021 Great American Outdoors Act deferred maintenance and Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) projects. Across the country from Maine’s Great Thicket National Wildlife Refuge to California’s Death Valley National Park, national park sites, wildlife refuges and those who… Continue reading Great American Outdoors Taskforce Releases Details on Historic Deferred Maintenance and LWCF Projects

Trump Administration Returns Management and Protection of Gray Wolves to States and Tribes Following Successful Recovery Efforts

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – More than 45 years after gray wolves were first listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the Trump Administration and its many conservation partners are announcing the successful recovery of the gray wolf and its delisting from the ESA. U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt was at the Minnesota Valley National… Continue reading Trump Administration Returns Management and Protection of Gray Wolves to States and Tribes Following Successful Recovery Efforts

The Trump Administration establishes Ste. Genevieve National Historical Park using innovative model for 21st Century park management

WASHINGTON —  After years of advocacy by community members and with strong Congressional support, President Trump authorized the establishment of Ste. Genevieve National Historical Park in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, when he signed the Energy and Natural Resources Act of 2017.  Today, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt took the last step necessary to formally… Continue reading The Trump Administration establishes Ste. Genevieve National Historical Park using innovative model for 21st Century park management

Trump Administration Grants Gold Star Families and Military Veterans Free Entrance to National Parks, Refuges and Other Public Lands

DES MOINES, Iowa —  Today, on behalf of the Trump Administration and in support of America’s military members and families, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt announced at the Iowa Gold Star Museum that Gold Star Families and U.S. military veterans will be granted free access to national parks, wildlife refuges and other Federal… Continue reading Trump Administration Grants Gold Star Families and Military Veterans Free Entrance to National Parks, Refuges and Other Public Lands

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

ICYMI: The Trump Administration and its partners are building the long-awaited Arkansas Valley Conduit to deliver clean and reliable water to rural Colorado

Originally Published by The Pueblo Chieftain By: U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt In 1962, after years of planning, President Kennedy visited Pueblo and announced that the United States Government was moving ahead with the “most important step” to develop and conserve Western water resources by authorizing the Fryingpan-Arkansas Project. Nearly 60 years later,… Continue reading ICYMI: The Trump Administration and its partners are building the long-awaited Arkansas Valley Conduit to deliver clean and reliable water to rural Colorado

ICYMI: Trump’s environmental record is unprecedented

By: U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt Recently, President Trump’s critics have ramped up their attempts to discredit his administration’s impressive environmental record with bluster and rhetoric untethered from reality. One such example is an opinion piece from Sen. Martin Heinrich of New Mexico, who makes numerous erroneous claims about the administration’s records.… Continue reading ICYMI: Trump’s environmental record is unprecedented