U. S. Department of the Interior
18th & C Streets, N. W., Washington, D. C. 20240
Telephone: (202) 208-3100
The mission of the Department of the Interior is to protect and provide access to Americas natural and cultural heritage and honor trust responsibilities to the American Indian community.
The Department was created by act of March 3, 1849 (43 U.S. Code 1451) and later actions which have lead to its title as "custodian of the Nations natural resources".
The following material was condensed and edited from the Department of the Interior Web site--with added content to further inform visitors to the Federal Gateway site.
Search suggests Lycos, Yahoo, etc. (major search engines).
Telephone and Mail Search Utilities covers the DOI as well as the world when it comes to telephone services.
How to Contact DOI lists key areas of this Department.
Interior News also includes archives and search of past press releases.
Office of Intergovernmental Affairs news and direction.
Natural Resources Library FEDSTATS information.
Ancient Architects of the Mississippi a story about ancient Americans that lived along the lower Mississippi.
Civil War Coverage:
Collections - Civil War Information from Duke, VMI, GMU, LSU, Purdue, Tennessee, etc.
Customer Services "reinventing" government.
Outdoor Recreation covers the offerings of this Departments wonderful facilities.
Fall Color Hotline - USAG follow the Fall foliage.
Park Service to Take Reservations Online includes 800 numbers.
Recreation.gov find out where to go for recreation on public lands.
Foliage Hotlines - USDA this U. S. Department of Agriculture document also lists the telephone numbers covering some locations for viewing seasonal change.
Learning Web - Kids K-12 an educational site.
Natural Resource Conservation Education designed for visitors of all ages to understand an appreciate our countrys natural resources and how to conserve those assets for future generations.
Cascades Volcano Observatory covers News and Current Events, Volcano Information, Hydrologic Information, Educational Outreach, etc.
Science on the Internet a comprehensive piece with an educational component for all ages.
Office of Aircraft Services Interior has an airforce!
Bureau of Indian Affairs the principal bureau within the federal government responsible for Indians (federally recognized Indian tribes) and Alaska Natives self-determination, etc.
Native Americans - GPO Access is a survey site that links to other interesting federal locations.
Bureau of Indian Affairs Law Enforcement Services - FedWorld covers a group of legal-social topics.
Codetalk a HUD location run by and about Native Americans.
Public and Indian Housing Agencies a survey piece that covers customer service items.
Native Americans a HUD housing document.
Environmental Management covers Educational, State by State Guide, Partnerships, Volunteers, a test on public lands IQ, and other topics.
Bureau of Reclamation manages water related resources west of the Mississippi River.
Minerals Management Service assesses the nature, extent, recoverability, and value of feasible minerals on the Outer Continental Shelf--and more.
The Mineral Gallery explains minerals.
National Park Service - ParkNet conserves the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for this and future generations. This site has history, education, and information about the parks and how to enjoy them.
National Register Information System official database of National Register of Historical Places.
Built in America Historic American Buildings Survey
Links to the Past discusses park resources, grants, tours, events, archeology, athnography, structures, etc.
ParkNet Park Stores, and Literature understanding and appreciating the National Parks.
Visit the Parks instructional piece on visiting the parks.
Preparing For Your Visit all about visiting the parks.
Yahoo! Parks covers reservations and a state by state listing of parks.
Special Note: For a charge of $10, visitors to the National Park Service who are 62 years or older can buy a Golden Age Passport that is a lifetime free pass to these facilities. You must appear in person and be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States when you buy your card--no mail orders, etc.
This card also provides 50% discount on Federal use fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, parking, etc. This "Passport" admits the holder and any accompanying passengers in a private vehicle. Where entry is not by private vehicle, the card admits the pass holder, spouse, children, and parents.
Office of Surface Mining in cooperation with the states and Indian Tribes, this group protects citizens and the environment during coal mining. Concerned with reclaimed mines abandoned before 1977.
Search this Service, with 40 offices nationally, provides much to the quality of life by enhancing the balance with nature.
Ducks Unlimited Canada conserve wetlands and associated habitats.
Search This Web - Excite Biological Resources Division of USGS.
USGS National Mapping Information varied map products---many with teaching packets included.
National Water Conditions stream flow in the U. S.
Water Resources educational piece that promotes the value of healthy water.
Office of Information Resources Management complete informational document about this organization.
Acquisition, Financial Assistance, and Property Management a master document of this organization's activities and functions.
Virtual Library acquisition resource.
Links to Electronic Grants has a unique group of entries.
CBDNet provides approaches to viewing this key publication of federal contract activities.
USGS grants and contracts
USGS Technology Transfer covers many agencies.
Denver Administrative Service Center procurement, solicitations, etc.
Interior EPS Site Electronic Posting System business opportunities.
Policy and Regulations good government-wide information.
Federal Acquisition Jumpstation covers major federal procurement offices.
Recent Federal Register Activity as it pertains to the Department of Interior.
America's Roof virtual tour of the highest points in the United States.
Learner online - The Annenberg/CPB Projects a quality nature and wildlife adventure.
Forests Around the World an interesting trip!
Polluter Locator: USA traces chemicals released form plants via sip codes.
Hein Bijlmakers deals with entomology (the study of insects).
National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) a storehouse of biological information, databases, study guides, etc.
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