Department of the Interior



1849 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20240

Phone, 202-208-3100. Internet,


Deputy Secretary David Hayes

Chief of Staff Thomas Strickland

Deputy Chief of Staff R. Renee Stone

Special Trustee for American Indians (vacancy)

Director of Congressional and Legislative Christopher Mansour


Counselor to the Secretary Steven W. Black

White House Liaison Brian Screnar

Science Adviser to the Secretary Katherine M. Batten

Director, Office of Communications Betsey J. Hildebrandt

Director of External and Intergovernmental Raymond Rivera


Director, Office of the Executive Secretariat Fay Iudicello

and Regulatory Affairs

Senior Advisor to the Secretary for Alaskan Kim S. Elton


Solicitor (vacancy)

Deputy Solicitor Arthur E. Gary

Counselor to the Solicitor Paul Smyth

Associate Solicitor (Administration) Edward Keable

Associate Solicitor (Parks and Wildlife) Barry Roth

Associate Solicitor (Land and Water Resources) Laura B. Brown

Associate Solicitor (General Law) Arthur E. Gary

Associate Solicitor (Indian Affairs) Edith Blackwell

Associate Solicitor (Mineral Resources) Robert D. Comer

Director, Office of Ethics Melinda J. Loftin

Inspector General Earl E. Devaney

Deputy Inspector General Mary Kendall

Assistant Secretary for Water and Science (vacancy)

Deputy Assistant Secretary Deanna Archuleta

Director, U.S. Geological Survey (vacancy)

Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation Michael Connor

Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Thomas Strickland


Deputy Assistant Secretary William G. Shafroth

Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (vacancy)

Director, National Park Service (vacancy)

Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Larry EchoHawk

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (vacancy)

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and George Skibine

Economic Development

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Management (vacancy)

Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs Jerold Gidner

Director, Bureau of Indian Education (vacancy)

Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals (vacancy)


Deputy Assistant Secretary Edward Farquhar

Director, Minerals Management Service (vacancy)

Director, Bureau of Land Management (vacancy)

Director, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation (vacancy)

and Enforcement

Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management, and Rhea S. Suh


Chief Information Officer Sanjeer Bhagowalia

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and and Robert Stanton

Program Management

Director, Office of Environmental Policy and Willie R. Taylor


Director, Office of Policy Analysis (vacancy)

Director, Office of Hawaiian Relations Kaiini Kaloi

Director, Office of Wildlife Coordination Kirk Rowdabaugh

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget and Pamela K. Haze

Business Management

Director, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Mark Oliver

Business Utilization

Director, Office of Budget (vacancy)

Director, Office of Financial Management Daniel Fletcher

Director, Office of Acquisition and Property Debra Sonderman


Director, National Business Center Douglas Bourgeois

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Capital, (vacancy)

Performance, and Partnerships

Deputy Chief Human Capital Officer Kathleen J.H. Wheeler

Director, Office of Human Resources Sharlyn Grigsby

Director, Office of Civil Rights Sharon Eller

Director, Office of Occupational Health and Diane Schmitz


Director, Office of Strategic Employee Sandra Wells


Director, Office of Collaborative Action and Elena Gonzalez

Dispute Resolution

Director, Office of Conservation, Partnerships, Olivia Ferriter

and Management Policy

Director, Office of Planning and Performance Richard T. Beck


Director, Office of Hearings and Appeals Robert S. More

Director, Office of Competition, Efficiency, and Robert M. Gordon


Deputy Assistant Secretary for Law Enforcement, Larry R. Parkinson

Security, and Emergency Management

Director, Office of Law Enforcement and Security Kimberly Thorsen

Director, Office of Emergency Management Laurence Broun

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Insular Affairs (vacancy)

Director, Office of Insular Affairs Nikolao Pula


The Department of the Interior protects and provides access to our Nation's natural and cultural heritage and honors our trust responsibilities to tribes and our commitments to island communities.

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.).

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 Alaskan natives. It is also responsible for migratory wildlife conservation; historic preservation; endangered species conservation; surface-mined lands protection and restoration; mapping geological, hydrological, and biological science for the Nation; and for financial and technical assistance for the insular areas.

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 for Fish and Wildlife and Parks has responsibility for programs associated with the use, management and conservation of natural resources, lands and cultural facilities associated with the National Park and National Refuge Systems, 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 for Water and Science provides oversight to the U.S. Geological Survey, the Bureau of Reclamation and the Central Utah Project Completion Act Office. It provides policy direction and oversight in program areas related to water project operations, facility security and natural resource management as well as for geologic, hydrologic, cartographic, biologic, and technological research. It provides guidance in developing national water and science policies and environmental improvement.

Land and Minerals Management The Office of the Assistant Secretary for 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 for Indian Affairs is responsible for establishing and implementing Indian policy and programs; maintaining the Federal-tribal government-to-government relationship; assisting the Secretary of the Interior with carrying out the Department's Federal trust responsibilities; exercising direction and supervision of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Bureau of Indian Education; directly supervising the Federal acknowledgment of tribes, tribal self-determination and self-governance, Indian gaming, economic development, and all administrative, financial, and information resources management activities; and maintaining liaison coordination between the Department and other Federal agencies that provide services or funding to the federally recognized tribes and to the eligible American Indians and Alaska Natives.

The Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians (OST) oversees Indian


trust reform efforts departmentwide to ensure the establishment of policies, procedures, systems, and practices to allow the Secretary to discharge the Government's fiduciary trust responsibilities to American Indians and tribes. OST also has programmatic responsibility for the management of financial trust assets, asset appraisals, and fiduciary trust beneficiary services.

Insular Affairs The Office of Insular Affairs (OIA) 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. OIA also carries out the Secretary's responsibilities that are related to the three freely associated states

(the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau); the Palmyra Atoll excluded areas; and Midway Atoll's nonterrestrial areas.

For further information, contact the Department of the Interior, Washington, DC 20240. Phone, 202-208-3100. Internet,


United States Fish and Wildlife Service

The United States Fish and Wildlife Service is the principal Federal agency dedicated to fish and wildlife conservation. The Service's history spans nearly 140 years, dating from the establishment of its 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...

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