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Department of the Interior

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1.
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.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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