United States Department of the Interior

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The United States Department of the Interior (DOI) is a federal executive department of the U.S. government.wikipedia
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United States Secretary of the Interior

Secretary of the InteriorU.S. Secretary of the InteriorInterior Secretary
The department is administered by the United States secretary of the interior, who is a member of the Cabinet of the president.
The United States secretary of the interior is the head of the United States Department of the Interior.

United States Forest Service

U.S. Forest ServiceForest ServiceUSDA Forest Service
About 75% of federal public land is managed by the department, with most of the remainder managed by the United States Department of Agriculture's United States Forest Service.
The agency manages about 25% of federal lands and is the only major national land management agency not part of the U.S. Department of the Interior, which manages the National Park Service, U.S.

Federal lands

federal landfederal propertyfederally owned
It is responsible for the management and conservation of most federal lands and natural resources, and the administration of programs relating to Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, territorial affairs, and insular areas of the United States.
BLM, FWS, and NPS are part of the U.S. Department of the Interior, while the Forest Service is part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

United States Deputy Secretary of the Interior

Deputy Secretary of the InteriorAssistant Secretary of the InteriorUnited States Under Secretary of the Interior
The current secretary is David Bernhardt, who previously served in the Department as deputy secretary.
The Deputy Secretary of the Interior, in the United States government, advises and assists the Secretary of the Interior in the supervision and direction of the Department of the Interior and its activities, and succeeds the Secretary in his or her absence, sickness, or unavailability.

Bureau of Indian Affairs

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He noted that the General Land Office had little to do with the Treasury and also highlighted the Indian Affairs office, part of the Department of War, and the Patent Office, part of the Department of State.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is an agency of the federal government of the United States within the U.S. Department of the Interior.

General Land Office

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He noted that the General Land Office had little to do with the Treasury and also highlighted the Indian Affairs office, part of the Department of War, and the Patent Office, part of the Department of State.
Placed under the Department of the Interior when that department was formed in 1849, it was merged with the United States Grazing Service (established in 1934) to become the Bureau of Land Management on July 16, 1946.

Interior minister

Minister of the InteriorInterior MinistryMinistry of Internal Affairs
Despite its name, the Department of the Interior has a different role from that of the interior ministries of other nations, which are usually responsible for police matters and internal security.
In the United States, the Department of the Interior has radically different functions—primarily the management and conservation of natural resources, and programs and policies dealing with indigenous peoples of the U.S. The functions that fall under what most other countries call an "interior ministry" come under other government departments—mostly the Department of Homeland Security (established in 2002 with functions such as public safety and disaster relief), with some others falling under the Department of Justice (with functions such as handling the national police and the management of prisons).

United States Department of War

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He noted that the General Land Office had little to do with the Treasury and also highlighted the Indian Affairs office, part of the Department of War, and the Patent Office, part of the Department of State.
Calhoun set up the Bureau of Indian Affairs in 1824, the main agency within the War Department for dealing with Native Americans until 1849, when the Congress transferred it to the newly founded Department of the Interior.

National Park Service

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It manages 476 dams and 348 reservoirs through the Bureau of Reclamation, 410 national parks, monuments, seashore sites, etc. through the National Park Service, and 544 national wildlife refuges through the Fish and Wildlife Service.
It was created on August 25, 1916, by Congress through the National Park Service Organic Act and is an agency of the United States Department of the Interior.

United States Department of Agriculture

USDAU.S. Department of AgricultureDepartment of Agriculture
About 75% of federal public land is managed by the department, with most of the remainder managed by the United States Department of Agriculture's United States Forest Service.
In 1849, the Patent Office was transferred to the newly created Department of the Interior.

Insular area

U.S. territoriesinsular areasU.S. territory
It is responsible for the management and conservation of most federal lands and natural resources, and the administration of programs relating to Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, territorial affairs, and insular areas of the United States.
* 🇦🇸 American Samoa (self-governing even though officially unorganized and under authority of U.S. Department of the Interior)

United States Fish and Wildlife Service

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It manages 476 dams and 348 reservoirs through the Bureau of Reclamation, 410 national parks, monuments, seashore sites, etc. through the National Park Service, and 544 national wildlife refuges through the Fish and Wildlife Service.
The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS or FWS) is an agency of the US federal government within the US Department of the Interior dedicated to the management of fish, wildlife, and natural habitats.

Bureau of Indian Education

American Indian and Alaska Native Education
The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE), headquartered in the Main Interior Building in Washington, D.C., and formerly known as the Office of Indian Education Programs (OIEP), is a division of the U.S. Department of the Interior under the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs.

Bureau of Land Management

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The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is an agency within the United States Department of the Interior responsible for administering public lands.

Robert J. Walker

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Polk's Secretary of the Treasury, Robert J. Walker, became a vocal champion of creating the new department.
He also drafted the 1849 bill to establish the United States Department of the Interior.

Cobell v. Salazar

Cobell v. Kempthornea major class-action suitCobell vs. Norton
In 2010 Congress passed the Claims Settlement Act of 2010 (Public Law 111-291), which provided $3.4 billion for the settlement of the Cobell v. Salazar class-action trust case and four Native American water rights cases.
The plaintiffs claim that the U.S. government has incorrectly accounted for the income from Indian trust assets, which are legally owned by the Department of the Interior, but held in trust for individual Native Americans (the beneficial owners).

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

BOEMBureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is an agency within the United States Department of the Interior, established in 2010 by Secretarial Order.

Native Americans in the United States

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It is responsible for the management and conservation of most federal lands and natural resources, and the administration of programs relating to Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, territorial affairs, and insular areas of the United States.
* Bureau of Indian Affair official website – Bureau of Indian Affairs, part of the U.S. Department of the Interior

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement

BSEE
The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE "Bessie") is an agency under the United States Department of the Interior.

Office of Surface Mining

Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and EnforcementOffice of Surface Mining and ReclamationOffice of Surface Mining, Reclamation, and Enforcement
The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) is a branch of the United States Department of the Interior.

Office of Insular Affairs

Division of Territories and Island PossessionsAdministratorAssistant Secretary of the Interior (Insular Affairs)
The Office of Insular Affairs (OIA) is a unit of the United States Department of the Interior that oversees federal administration of several United States insular areas.

United States Geological Survey

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The USGS is a bureau of the United States Department of the Interior; it is that department's sole scientific agency.

James K. Polk

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The idea of a separate domestic department continued to percolate for a half-century and was supported by presidents from James Madison to James Polk.
One of Polk's last acts as President was to sign the bill creating the Department of the Interior (March 3, 1849).

Interior Museum

U.S. Department of the Interior Museum
The Interior Museum is a museum operated by the United States Department of the Interior and housed at the Department's headquarters at the Stewart Lee Udall Main Interior Building in Washington, D.C., on the first floor.

National Mall

the MallMallThe National Mall
Secretary of the Interior James G. Watt—already facing criticism related to his alleged hostility to environmentalism and his support of the development and use of federal lands by foresting, ranching, and other commercial interests, and for banning The Beach Boys from playing a 1983 Independence Day concert on the National Mall out of concerns of attracting "an undesirable element"—resigned abruptly after a September 21, 1983, speech in which he said about his staff: "I have a black, a woman, two Jews and a cripple. And we have talent."
It is located near the downtown area of Washington, D.C., the capital city of the United States, and is administered by the National Park Service (NPS) of the United States Department of the Interior.