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FC: Department of the Interior

1: Mission: Protecting America's Great Outdoors and Powering Our Future

3: Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewel She was sworn in as the 51st Secretary of the Interior on April 12, 2013 As Secretary of the Interior, she oversees nearly 20% of the nation's land including National Parks, National Wildlife Refuges, and other public lands. Her department is responsible for overseeing the responsible development of conventional and renewable energy supplies on public lands and upholds trust agreements to the 566 federally recognized American Indian tribes and Alaskan Natives.

4: The Department of Interior includes many Bureaus and Offices. Bureau of Indian Affairs Bureau of Land Management Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Bureau of Reclamation National Parks Service Office of Surface Mining U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U. S. Geological Survey

7: The Department of the Interior is responsible for upholding the government to government relationship with federally recognized American Indian tribes and Alaskan Native tribes. The Department of the Interior is committed to righting long-standing injustices inflicted on the American Indians.

8: The Bureau of Land Management manages outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development and energy production on public lands.

10: The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is responsible for managing environmentally and economically responsible development of the nations offshore resources

13: Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement is responsible for safety and environmental oversight of offshore oil and gas operations, including permitting and inspections, of offshore oil and gas operations.

15: Bureau of Reclamation assists in meeting the increasing water demands of the West while protecting the environment and the publics investment in these structures

16: National Park Service is the federal agency that manages all national parks, national monuments, and other conservation and historical sites.

19: Office of Surface Mining protects the environment and people while regulating surface coal mining in the United States, and funded the restoration of abandoned coal mines.

20: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Agency with mission of conserving, protecting and enhancing fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.

22: The Bureau of Land Management protects, manages, and controls wild horses and burros under the authority of the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971 to ensure that healthy herds thrive on healthy rangelands

24: Other programs managed by the Department of the Interior: Youth in the Great Outdoors Native American Nations Water Challenges New Energy Frontier Climate Change

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