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This Week at Interior September 30 2022

☷This Week at Interior September 30 2022

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   Transcript: This Week at Interior Interior leaders visited public lands across America to celebrate National Public Lands Day and highlight President Biden’s America the Beautiful initiative , a locally - led effort to restore , connect and conserve 30% of America’s lands and waters over the next decade . Secretary Haaland and Bureau of Land Management Director Tracy Stone - Manning traveled to New Mexico to visit the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument . U . S . Fish and Wildlife Service Director Martha Williams was in Baltimore at Masonville Cove . And...... National Park Service Director Chuck Sams traveled to Great Smoky Mountains National Park to honor those participating in the nation ' s largest annual single - day environmental volunteer effort . Secretary Haaland and Director Sams traveled to South Carolina this week to highlight Interior’s commitment to help tell a more complete story of America . They toured Summerton High School and Scott’s Branch High School , sites that will soon be part of the Brown v . Board of Education National Historical Park . They visited Benedict College to highlight investments to preserve Historically Black Colleges and Universities , and celebrated a new cooperative agreement between the National Park Service and the University of South Carolina’s Center for Civil Rights Research . Interior this week announced that the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Bureau of Indian Education will create Indigenous Food Hubs for BIE - operated schools and BIA - operated detention centers . The food hubs will help source Indigenous foods , enhance culturally based healthy nutrition education , and boost training for healthy and culturally appropriate food preparation . The announcement was made as part of the White House Conference on Hunger , Nutrition , and Health . The Interior Department’s first - ever Secretary’s Tribal Advisory Committee – or STAC - - held its kick - off meeting this week . The STAC will ensure Tribal leaders have direct and consistent contact and communication with current and future Interior officials . Secretary Haaland announced that President Whitney Gravelle of the Bay Mills Indian Community will serve as the new chair . Chairwoman Erica Pinto of the Jamul Indian Village will serve as vice chair . Assistant Secretary for Water and Science Tanya Trujillo was in Texas this week , celebrating a $20 million investment from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to support the construction of an El Paso Water Advanced Water Purification facility . It ' s part of a more than $310 million investment in water recycling and drought resilience projects . The U . S . Geological Survey this week released a new report that details the strategic actions necessary to reduce the nation’s risk from landslide hazards . The new strategy will guide the way people study , coordinate responses to and prepare for landslide hazards across the country . The National Park Service this week released its annual report on the economic impact of the federal historic tax credit . That program provides a 20% federal tax credit to property owners who rehabilitate historic buildings while maintaining their historic character . NPS says the tax credit program produced an estimated 135 , 000 jobs last year and added $7 . 7 billion to the gross domestic product . Joseph Hautman of Plymouth , Minnesota , was announced this week as the winner of the 2022 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest , with his painting of three tundra swans flying over a wetland . Hautman’s acrylic painting will be made into the 2023 - 2024 Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp , or “Duck Stamp , ” which will go on sale in late June 2023 . And our social media Picture of the Week , a stunning snapshot of the season at Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio . Fall is one of the best times to visit , when the air is crisp and the autumn foliage reaches its peak color throughout October . Make sure you follow us on Facebook , Instagram , Twitter and YouTube . That ' s This Week at Interior . 9/30/2022 This Week: Interior leaders visit public lands across America to celebrate National Public Lands Day and President Biden’s America the Beautiful initiative; Secretary Haaland travels to South Carolina to highlight Interior’s commitment to help tell a more complete story of America; Interior announces the creation of Indigenous Food Hubs for Bureau of Indian Education - operated schools and Bureau of Indian Affairs - operated detention centers; Interior’s first - ever Secretary’s Tribal Advisory Committee holds its kick - off meeting; a $20 million investment in an El Paso water facility from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is celebrated; a new report details the strategic actions necessary to reduce the nation’s risk from landslide hazards; a tax credit for rehabilitating historic buildings yields more than 135 , 000 jobs and $7 . 7 billion for the economy; a winner emerges in the 2022 Duck Stamp contest; and the colors of autumn paint our social media Picture of the Week!


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