New Goals Set By Department of Interior

New Goals Set By Department of Interior

Natural resources, environmental protection and renewable energy highlight plan.

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has released the Department's Strategic Plan for 2011-2016, outlining the Department's goals which include a commitment to responsible natural resource development.  The plan also underscores stronger environmental protection and support for renewable energy technologies.

The plan's mission goals include stewardship of natural resources; sustainable management of the lands and associated resources to help meet the Nation's needs for energy, minerals and water; and providing a scientific foundation for decision making.

The plan also communicates short-term goals that are a priority focus for Interior's efforts, including renewable energy development to promote the new energy frontier, water sustainability and conservation, climate change adaptation, youth in natural resources, and improvements in community safety in American Indian Country.

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