Department of the Interior



1849 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20240

Phone, 202-208-3100. Internet,


Deputy Secretary J. Steven Griles

Chief of Staff Brian Waidmann

Deputy Chief of Staff Sue Ellen Wooldridge

Special Trustee for American Indians Thomas Slonaker

Director of Congressional and David Bernhardt

Legislative Affairs

Chief Counselor to the Secretary Ann Klee

Counselor to the Secretary Michael G. Rossetti

White House Liaison Douglas W. Domenech

Science Adviser to the Secretary James Tate

Director, Office of Communications Eric Ruff

Director of External and Kit Kimble

Intergovernmental Affairs

Director, Office of Executive (vacancy)

Secretariat and Office of Regulatory Affairs

Senior Advisor to the Secretary for Drue Pearce

Alaskan Affairs

Executive Director, Office of Bert T. Edwards

Historical Trust Accounting

Director, Office of Indian Trust Ross Swimmer


Solicitor William G. Myers III

Deputy Solicitor Roderick Walston

Counselor to the Solicitor Lawrence J. Jensen

Associate Solicitor (Administration) (vacancy)

Associate Solicitor (Conservation Charles P. Raynor

and Wildlife)

Associate Solicitor (Land and Water Robert D. Comer


Associate Solicitor (General Law) Hugo Teufel

Associate Solicitor (Indian Affairs) Philip Hogen

Associate Solicitor (Mineral Frederick Ferguson


Inspector General Earl E. Devaney

Deputy Inspector General Mary K. Adler

Assistant Inspector General (Audits) Roger LaRouche

Assistant Inspector General David A. Montoya


Assistant Inspector General Sharon D. Eller

(Management and Policy)

Assistant Inspector General (Program M. Douglas Scott


General Counsel Robin L. Breenwald

Assistant Secretary--Water and Science Bennett W. Raley

Deputy Assistant Secretary R. Thomas Weimer

Director, U.S. Geological Survey Charles G. Groat

Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation John W. Keys III

Assistant Secretary--Fish and Wildlife and Parks Craig Manson

Deputy Assistant Secretary Paul D. Hoffman

Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Steven A. Williams


Director, National Park Service Fran Mainella

Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs Neal McCaleb

Deputy Assistant Secretary Wayne R. Smith

Deputy Assistant Secretary--Policy James H. McDivitt

Management and Budget

Deputy Commissioner of Indian (vacancy)


Assistant Secretary--Land and Minerals Rebecca W. Watson


Deputy Assistant Secretaries Thomas Fulton, Patricia E. Morrison

Director, Minerals Management R. M. Johnnie Burton


Director, Bureau of Land Management Kathleen B. Clarke

Director, Office of Surface Mining Jeffrey D. Jarrett

Reclamation and Enforcement

Assistant Secretary--Policy, Management, and P. Lynn Scarlett


Chief Information Officer, Office of Daryl W. White

the Chief Information Officer

Deputy Assistant Secretary--Human Resources and J. Michael Trujillo

Workforce Diversity

Director, Office of Educational (vacancy)


Director, Office of Personnel Policy Carolyn Cohen

Director, Office for Equal E. Melodee Stith


Designated Agency Ethics Official Shayla Simmons

Deputy Assistant Secretary--Policy and Christopher Kearney

International Affairs

Director, Office of Environmental Willie R. Taylor

Policy and Compliance

Director, Office of Policy Analysis (vacancy)

Director, Office of Managing Risk L. Michael Kaas

and Public Safety

Deputy Assistant Secretary--Budget and Finance Nina Hatfield

Director, Office of Small and Robert W. Faithful

Disadvantaged Business Utilization

Director, Office of Budget John Trezise

Director, Office of Financial R. Schuyler Lesher, Management Jr.

Director, National Business Center Timothy G. Vigotsky

Director, Office of Aircraft (vacancy)


Director, Office of Acquisition and Debra Sonderman

Property Management

Deputy Assistant Secretary--Office of Planning Scott Cameron

and Performance Management

Director, Office of Hearings and Robert S. More


Director, Office of Planning and Norma Campbell

Performance Management

Director, Office of Collaborative Elena Gonzalez

Action and Dispute Resolution

Director, Center for Competitive (vacancy)

Sourcing Excellence

Deputy Assistant Secretary--Law Enforcement and (vacancy)


Director, Office of Law Enforcement (vacancy)

and Security

Deputy Assistant Secretary--Insular Affairs David Cohen

Director, Office of Insular Affairs (vacancy)


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.

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.).

Secretary 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. Some areas where public purposes are broadly applied include:

Fish, Wildlife, and Parks The Office of the Assistant Secretary (Fish and Wildlife and Parks) has responsibility for programs associated with conservation in the use of natural and cultural resources, and the conservation and enhancement of fish, wildlife, vegetation, and habitat. The Office represents the Department in the coordination of marine ecosystems and biological resources programs with other Federal agencies. It also exercises secretarial direction and supervision over the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service.

Water and Science The Office of the Assistant Secretary (Water and Science) manages and directs programs that support the development and implementation of water and science policies and assist the development of economically and environmentally sound resource activities. It oversees the programs of the Bureau of Reclamation and the United States Geological Survey. It also provides advice on Earth and biological science matters to the Secretary and represents the Department in interagency efforts on a range of scientific issues.

Land and Minerals Management The Office of the Assistant Secretary

(Land and Minerals Management) has responsibility for programs associated with public land management; operations management and leasing for minerals on public lands, including the Outer Continental Shelf to the outer limits of the United States economic jurisdiction; minerals operations management on Indian lands; surface mining reclamation and enforcement functions; and management of revenues from Federal and Indian mineral leases.

Indian Affairs The Office of the Assistant Secretary (Indian Affairs) is responsible for identifying and acting on issues affecting Indian policy and programs, establishing policy on Indian affairs, maintaining liaison and coordination between the Department and other Federal agencies that provide services or funding to Indians, and monitoring and evaluating ongoing activities related to Indian affairs. The Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians oversees Indian trust asset reform efforts departmentwide to ensure the establishment of policies, procedures, systems, and practices to allow the Secretary to effectively


discharge the Government's trust responsibilities.

Insular Affairs The Office of Insular Affairs assists the territories of American Samoa, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in developing more efficient and effective government by providing financial and technical assistance, and serves as a focal point for the management of relations between the United States and the islands by developing and promoting appropriate Federal policies.

For further information, contact the Office of Communications, Department of the Interior, Washington, DC 20240. Phone, 202-208-3171. Internet,


United States Fish and Wildlife Service

The United States Fish and Wildlife Service's national responsibility in the service of fish, wildlife, and people spans 130 years to the establishment of a predecessor agency, the Bureau of Fisheries, in 1871. First created as an independent agency, the Bureau of Fisheries was later placed in the Department of Commerce. A second predecessor agency, the Bureau of Biological Survey, was established in 1885 in the Department of Agriculture. In 1939, the two Bureaus and their functions were transferred to the Department of the Interior. They were consolidated into one agency and redesignated the Fish and Wildlife Service in 1940 by Reorganization Plan III (5 U.S.C. app.).

The Service manages more than 95 million acres of land and water consisting of more than 500 national wildlife refuges, thousands of small wetlands, and other special management areas. It also operates 70 national fish hatcheries, 64 fish and wildlife management assistance offices, 64 fishery resource offices, and 78 ecological services field stations. The Service is responsible for migratory birds, endangered species, certain marine mammals, and inland sport fisheries. Its mission is to conserve, protect, and enhance fish and wildlife and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. Within this...

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