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Department of the Interior

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Secretary: Ken Salazar
Department of the Interior
1849 C Street, NW
Washington, DC 20240
202.208.3100
www.doi.gov








Role:
The Secretary of the Interior reports directly to the President and is responsible for the direction and supervision of all operations and activities of the Department.

Background: The mission of the Department of the Interior is to protect and provide access to our nation’s natural and cultural heritage and honor our trust responsibilities to tribes and our commitments to island communities. The Department manages the nation’s public lands and minerals, national parks, national wildlife refuges, and western water resources and upholds federal trust responsibilities to Indian tribes and our commitments to island communities. It is responsible for migratory wildlife conservation; historic preservation; endangered species; surface-mined lands protection and restoration; mapping; geological, hydrological, and biological science, and financial and technical assistance for the insular areas.

Historical Note: The Department of the Interior was created by act of March 3, 1849 (43 U.S.C. 1451), which transferred to it the General Land Office, the Office of Indian Affairs, the Pension Office, and the Patent Office. It was reorganized by Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1950, as amended (5 U.S.C. app).

Agencies under Jurisdiction:

United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Department of the Interior
Washington, DC 20240
202.208.5634
www.fws.gov

United States Geological Survey
Department of the Interior
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, VA 20192
703.648.4000
www.usgs.gov

Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
Department of the Interior
Washington, DC 20240
202.208.2565
www.osmre.gov

Bureau of Indian Affairs
Department of the Interior
1849 C Street, NW
Washington, DC 20240
202.208.3710
www.nhtsa.gov

Minerals Management Service
Department of the Interior
1849 C Street, NW
Washington, DC 20240
202.208.3985
www.mms.gov

Bureau of Land Management
1849 C Street, NW
Washington, DC 20240
202.452.5125
www.blm.gov

Bureau of Reclamation
Department of the Interior
Washington, DC 20240
202.513.0575
www.usbr.gov





Source: United States Government Manual