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Department of the Interior LogoDepartment of the Interior: DOI conserves and manages the Nation’s natural resources and cultural heritage for the benefit and enjoyment of the American people, provides scientific and other information about natural resources and natural hazards to address societal challenges and create opportunities for the American people, and honors the Nation’s trust responsibilities or special commitments to American Indians, Alaska Natives, and affiliated island communities to help them prosper.

Bureaus: Bureau of Indian AffairsBureau of Indian Education  Bureau of Land ManagementBureau of Ocean Energy ManagementBureau of ReclamationBureau of Safety & Environmental EnforcementNational Park ServiceOffice of Surface Mining Reclamation & EnforcementU.S. Fish & Wildlife ServiceU.S. Geological Survey

Interior Offices: Assistant Secretary [Insular Affairs (U.S. Territories & Freely Associated States) | International Affairs | Ocean, Great Lakes & Great Lakes ActivitiesCongressional & Legislative Affairs Executive Secretariat & Regulatory Affairs FOIA Program  Indian Arts & Crafts BoardIntergovernmental & External Affairs  Interior Museum Land Buy-Back for Tribal Nations National Invasive Species Council Secretary's Indian Water Rights Office Strategic Sciences Group

Priorities: American EnergyJobs Recreation Regulatory Reform Stewardship Tribal Nations



Bureau of Indian Education: As stated in Title 25 CFR Part 32.3, BIE’s mission is to provide quality education opportunities from early childhood through life in accordance with a tribe’s needs for cultural and economic well-being, in keeping with the wide diversity of Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages as distinct cultural and governmental entities. Further, the BIE is to manifest consideration of the whole person by taking into account the spiritual, mental, physical, and cultural aspects of the individual within his or her family and tribal or village context.


Bureau of Land Management LogoBureau of Land Management: BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. Congress tasked the BLM with a mandate of managing public lands for a variety of uses such as energy development, livestock grazing, recreation, and timber harvesting while ensuring natural, cultural, and historic resources are maintained for present and future use. 

Visit: Camping Climbing E-Bikes Hiking Hunting, Fishing & Shooting Mountain Biking Off-Highway Vehicles Maps

Programs: BLM programs support American energy development and job growth, promote conservation, and enhance secure borderlands, all in service to the American family.

Data Resources: Socioeconomic DataOregon Data ManagementPublic Land Statistics

Program Data: Energy & Minerals (Oil & Gas Statistics | Coal Lease Statistics | Renewable Energy Tables | Oil & Gas Lease Sale Results) National Conservation Lands (Maps, Data & Other Resources) Wild Horse & Burro (Data Tables)

The BLM Library: BLM Library Catalog BLM Library Journals BLM Library Databases BLM Digitized Collection Via Internet Archive BLM Library Historical Photo Collection BLM Land Office (GLO) Records

Federal Land Records

Landscape Approach Data Portal

Unified Interior Regional Boundaries


Bureau of Ocean Energy Management LogoBureau of Ocean Energy Management: Mission of BOEM is to manage development of U.S. Outer Continental Shelf energy and mineral resources in an environmentally and economically responsible way. Vision of BOEM is excellence in the management of Outer Continental Shelf energy and mineral resources for environmental sustainability, economic development, and national security.

Regions: Alaska OCS RegionAtlantic OCS RegionGulf of Mexico OCS RegionPacific OCS Region

Oil & Gas Energy: LeasingEnergy EconomicsOil & Gas Mapping and DataResource EvaluationNational ProgramRisk ManagementExploration & Development Plans

Renewable Energy: Renewable Energy Program OverviewStakeholder EngagementRenewable Energy Mapping & DataRegulatory Framework & GuidelinesState ActivitiesFact SheetsLease & Grant InformationStudiesHistoric Preservation Activities

Environment: OverviewEnvironmental StudiesEnvironmental AssessmentRegulatory Framework & GuidelinesEnvironmental Mapping & DataEnvironmental DocumentsPartnerships & OutreachOutreach & Education ResourcesEnvironmental Highlights

Marine Minerals: National Offshore Sand InventoryRequests & Active LeasesMMP in Your StateCurrent StatisticsEnvironmental OversightMarine Mineral Research & StudiesPartnershipsAtlantic & Gulf of Mexico InitiativesObtaining Marine MineralsMarine Minerals Mapping & DataEventsPhoto & Multimedia GalleryFact SheetsOcean Science Magazine


Bureau of Reclamation: Mission of the Bureau of Reclamation is to manage, develop, and protect water and related resources in an environmentally and economically sound manner in the interest of the American public.

Water & Power: DamsPowerplantsProjectsAgrimet/HydrometWater Operations

Resources & Research: ProgramsTechnical Service CenterResearch & DevelopmentReclamation ManualEnvironmental Resources/ReportsReclamation Library

Recreation & Public Use: Find RecreationRecreation.govPublic Use


Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement LogoBureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement: BSEE has been the lead federal agency charged with improving safety and ensuring environmental protection related to the offshore energy industry, primarily oil and natural gas, on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). BSEE vigorously regulates oversight of worker safety, emergency preparedness, environmental compliance, and conservation of resources.

Protecting the EnvironmentOverseeing IndustryRegulatory Reform

Offshore Facts: OCS ProductionOCS Regions (Alaska | Gulf of Mexico | Pacific) ♦ Offshore Data CenterOffshore Information (Deep Water Activity | Gulf of Mexico Well Permits | Well Permit Status) ♦ Offshore Incident StatisticseWells

Guidance & Regulations: Guidance Regulations Regulatory Development Standards

Resources & Tools: Compliance Safety & Environmental Management Systems Planning & Preparedness Incident Information Spills & Releases Safe OCS Tools & Technical Resources Offshore Data Center eWell Safety Alerts Program Oil Spill Emergency Contact Procedures


National Park Service LogoNational Park Service: The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world.

Plan Your Visit: Find a ParkEventsPassesTrip Ideas

Learn & Explore: Discover HistoryExplore NatureKids ♦ Educators ♦ Explore by Topic


Office of Surface Mining Reclamation & Enforcement LogoOffice of Surface Mining Reclamation & Enforcement: OSMRE is responsible for establishing a nationwide program to protect society and the environment from the adverse effects of surface coal mining operations, under which OSMRE is charged with balancing the nation’s need for continued domestic coal production with protection of the environment.

Programs: Reclaiming Abandoned Mine LandsRegulating Coal MinesTechnology Development & Transfer (Applied Science | Bat Conservation & Mining | Blasting | Coal Combustion Residues | Dam Safety | Geomorphic Reclamation | Mine Drainage Technology Initiative | Mine Fires | National Mine Map Repository | Prime Farmland | Reforestation | Underground Mine Mapping) ♦ Mine Land Reclamation in Action


U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service LogoU.S. Fish & Wildlife Service: Primary responsibility is management of fish and wildlife for the American public. The Service helps ensure a healthy environment for people by providing opportunities for Americans to enjoy the outdoors and our shared natural heritage.

  1. Assists in the development and application of an environmental stewardship ethic for our society, based on ecological principles, scientific knowledge of fish and wildlife, and a sense of moral responsibility.
  2. Guides the conservation, development, and management of the Nation's fish and wildlife resources.
  3. Administers a national program to provide the public opportunities to understand, appreciate, and wisely use fish and wildlife resources.


National Programs: Ecological ServicesFish & Aquatic ConservationInformation Resources & Technology ManagementInternational AffairsLaw EnforcementMigratory BirdsNational Conservation Training CenterNational Wildlife Refuge SystemNative American ProgramOffice of Diversity & Inclusive Workforce ManagementOffice of the Science ApplicationsWildlife & Sport Fish Restoration

BroadbandClimate ChangeCoastal ProgramDuck StampEcological ServicesEmergency ManagementEndangered SpeciesFire ManagementFish & Aquatic ConservationFishingGeospatial ServicesGrantsHistoryHistoric PreservationHuntingImporting/ExportingInternational AffairsInvasive SpeciesLandscape Conservation CooperativesLaw Enforcement ActivitiesConservation LibraryMigratory BirdsNational Wildlife RefugesPartners for Fish & WildlifePermitsPolicy & RegulationsPollinatorsRecreationScienceStrategic Habitat ConservationTestimonyTransportationVolunteerWetlandsWind Energy


U.S. Geological Survey LogoU.S. Geological Survey: The USGS is the Nation's largest water, earth, and biological science and civilian mapping agency. Provides science about the natural hazards that threaten lives and livelihoods; the water, energy, minerals, and other natural resources; the health of ecosystems and environment; and the impacts of climate and land-use change. USGS scientists develop new methods and tools to enable timely, relevant, and useful information about the Earth and its processes.

Science Explorer: Biology & EcosystemsLand ResourcesCoastsData, Tools & TechnologyEnergyEnvironmental HealthGeologyMapping, Remote Sensing & Geospatial DataMineralsNatural HazardsOceansPlanetary ScienceWater

Mission Areas: Core Science SystemsEcosystemsEnergy & MineralsNatural HazardsWater Resources

USGS Programs: Coastal & Marine Hazards & ResourcesContaminant BiologyEarthquake HazardsEnergy & WildlifeEnergy ResourcesEnvironmentsFish & Wildlife DiseaseFisheriesGeomagnetismGroundwater & Streamflow InformationInternationalInvasive SpeciesJohn Wesley Powell Center for Analysis & SynthesisLand Choice ScienceLandslide HazardsMineral ResourcesNational Cooperative Geologic MappingNational Geological & Geophysical Data PreservationNational GeospatialNational LaboratoriesNational Land ImagingNational Water QualitySage-Grouse & Sagebrush EcosystemScience & Decisions CenterStatus & TrendsScience Analysis & SynthesisToxic Substances HydrologyUSGS LibraryVolcano HazardsWater Availability & Use ScienceWater Resources Research ActWildlife

Unified Interior Regions: Region 1: North Atlantic-AppalachianRegion 2: South Atlantic-Gulf (Includes Puerto Rico & the U.S. Virgin Islands)Region 3: Great LakesRegion 4: Mississippi BasinRegion 5: Missouri BasinRegion 6: Arkansas-Rio Grande-Texas-GulfRegion 7: Upper Colorado BasinRegion 8: Lower Colorado BasinRegion 9: Columbia-Pacific NorthwestRegion 10: California-Great BasinRegion 11: AlaskaRegion 12: Pacific Islands (American Somoa, Hawaii, Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands)

Data & Tools: Data & Tools TopicsReal-Time DataAPIsScience Data CatalogScience DatasetsData ManagementGIS DataData Management Tools

Maps: Map TopicsTopographical MapsGeologic MapsGIS DataUSGS StoreThe National MapGeographic Names Information System

Science CentersObservatoriesLaboratoriesFAQsEducationUSGS Library ♦ PublicationsSoftwareMultimedia Gallery