Department of Interior

Created by Congress in 1849

The U.S. Department of the Interior uses sound science to manage and sustain America's lands, water, wildlife, and energy resources, honors our nations responsibilities to tribal nation, and advocates for Americas island communities. The Department is headed by Secretary Sally Jewell. Right now she is dealing with the Izembek National Wildlife issue and the Idle Iron issue.
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Mission Statement

The Department of Interior protects and manages the nations natural resources and cultural heritage. It provides scientific and other information on those resources. It honors its trust responsibilities and other special commitments to American Indians, Alaska Natives, and affiliated island communities.

The Department of Interior had a wide range of responsibilities entrusted to it:

-The construction of the nationals capitol water system

-The colonization of freed slaves in Haiti

-Exploration of western wilderness

-Regulation of territorial government

-Management of hospitals and universities

-Management of public parks

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