Department of the Interior

Department of the Interior

noun
the department of the U.S. federal government charged with the conservation and development of the natural resources of the U.S. and its possessions. Abbreviation: DOI
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A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the National Park Service, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and a variety of programs designed to preserve natural resources in the United States and its territories and possessions in the Pacific Ocean.

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