DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
1849 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20240
Phone, 202-208-3171. Internet, www.doi.gov.
SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR Bruce Babbitt
Deputy Secretary David J. Hayes
Chief of Staff Anne H. Shields
Deputy Chief of Staff Kenneth L. Smith
Special Trustee for American Indians (vacancy)
Chief Information Officer Daryl W. White
Director of Congressional and Lenna M. Aoki
Counselors to the Secretary Robert T. Anderson, Mollie S. McUsic
Special Assistant to the Secretary (vacancy)
and White House Liaison
Science Adviser to the Secretary William Brown
Director, Office of Communications Michael Gauldin
Director of Intergovernmental Grace Garcia
Special Assistant to the Secretary Juliette A. Falkner
and Director, Executive Secretariat and Office of Regulatory Affairs
Special Assistant to the Secretary Marilyn Heiman
Solicitor John D. Leshy
Deputy Solicitor Edward B. Cohen
Associate Solicitor (Administration) Robert S. More
Associate Solicitor (Conservation Renee Stone
Associate Solicitor (Land and Water Dale Pontius
Associate Solicitor (General Law) Karen Sprecher Keating
Associate Solicitor (Indian Affairs) Derril B. Jordan
Associate Solicitor (Mineral Kathrine Henry
Inspector General Earl E. Devaney
Deputy Inspector General Mary K. Adler
Assistant Inspector General (Audits) Robert J. Williams
Assistant Inspector General David A. Montoya
Assistant Inspector General Sharon D. Eller
(Management and Policy)
General Counsel Robin L. Breenwald
Assistant Secretary--Water and Science (vacancy)
Deputy Assistant Secretary Mark Schaefer
Director, U.S. Geological Survey Charles G. Groat
Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation Eluid L. Martinez
Assistant Secretary--Fish and Wildlife and Parks Donald J. Barry
Deputy Assistant Secretary Stephen C. Saunders
Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Jamie R. Clark
Director, National Park Service Robert G. Stanton
Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs Kevin Gover
Deputy Assistant Secretary Michael J. Anderson
Commissioner of Indian Affairs (vacancy)
Deputy Commissioner of Indian Hilda Manuel
Assistant Secretary--Land and Minerals Sylvia V. Baca
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (vacancy)
Director, Minerals Management Walter C. Rosenbusch
Director, Bureau of Land Management Thomas A. Fry III
Director, Office of Surface Mining Kathleen M. Karpan
Reclamation and Enforcement
Assistant Secretary--Policy, Management, and M. John Berry
Director, Office of Hearings and Robert L. Baum
Director, Office of Small and Robert W. Faithful
Disadvantaged Business Utilization
Director, Office of Information Daryl W. White
Deputy Assistant Secretary--Human Resources Mari R. Barr
Director, Office of Educational Ricardo Dow y Anaya
Director, Office of Personnel Policy Carolyn Cohen
Director, Ethics Staff Linda (TJ) Sullivan
Deputy Assistant Secretary--Workforce Diversity Minnijean Brown-
Director, Office for Equal E. Melodee Stith
Deputy Assistant Secretary--Policy and Lisa A. Guide
Director, Office of Environmental Willie R. Taylor
Policy and Compliance
Director, Office of Policy Analysis James H. Pipkin
Director, Office of Insular Affairs Ferdinand G. Aranza
Director, Office of Managing Risk L. Michael Kaas
and Public Safety
Deputy Assistant Secretary--Budget and Finance Robert J. Lamb
Director, Office of Planning and (vacancy)
Director, Office of Budget John Trezise
Director, Office of Financial R. Schuyler Lesher
Director of Administration/Senior Paul A. Denett
Director, Interior Service Center Timothy G. Vigotsky
Director, Office of Aircraft Elmer J. Hurd
Director, Office of Acquisition and Debra Sonderman
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. 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. It is responsible for migratory wildlife conservation; historic preservation; endangered species; surface-mined lands protection and restoration; mapping; and geological, hydrological, and biological science.
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 enhancement and protection of fish, wildlife, vegetation, and habitat.
Water and Science The Office of the Assistant Secretary (Water and Science) manages and directs programs that support the development and implementation of water, mineral, 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 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 his 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 Insular Affairs, Department of the Interior, Washington, DC 20240. Phone, 202-208-4736. Internet, www.doi.gov/oia.
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 almost 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 93 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 66 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 framework, the Service strives to foster an environmental stewardship ethic based on ecological principles and scientific knowledge of wildlife; works with the States to improve the conservation and management of the Nation's fish and wildlife resources; and administers a national program providing opportunities to the American public to understand, appreciate, and wisely use these resources.
In the area of resource management, the Service provides leadership for the protection and improvement of land and water environments
(habitat preservation) which directly benefit the living natural resources and add quality to human life. Activities include:
--surveillance of pesticides, heavy metals, and other contaminants;
--studies of fish and wildlife populations;
--environmental impact assessment, including hydroelectric dams, nuclear power sites, stream channelization, and dredge-and-fill permits; and
--environmental impact statement...