The Federal Regulatory Directory, Eighteenth Edition continues to offer a clear path through the maze of complex federal agencies and regulations, providing to-the-point analysis of regulations. Information-packed profiles of more than 100 federal agencies and departments detail the history, structure, purpose, actions, and key contacts for every regulatory agency in the U.S. government. Now updated with an improved searching structure, the Federal Regulatory Directory continues to be the leading reference for understanding federal regulations, providing a richer, more targeted exploration than is possible by cobbling together electronic and print sources.
Chapter : Departmental Resources
■ About the Interior Department
The Interior Department conserves and manages public lands across the nation. Created in 1849 and later championed by conservationist President Theodore Roosevelt, the Interior Department increases access to outdoor recreation opportunities for residents and tourists, strengthens conservation stewardship, and improves the management of species and their habitats. The Interior Department is charged with balancing this mission with the economic benefits of developing natural resources, such as oil, coal, and gas, on public lands.
Headed by a presidentially appointed secretary, the Interior Department employs some 70,000 people in nine technical bureaus and several other offices across 2,400 operating locations in order to achieve its mission. The department also welcomes approximately 280,000 volunteers committed to protecting U.S. natural resources and cultural ...