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Meeting Emerging Challenges The Case for Transformation at Interior Bob Lamb Senior Advisor Department of Interior Our Goal The great wild places and unspoiled landscapes of this country are the common heritage of all Americans and we must both conserve them and manage them for Americans living today and for the Americans of the future our children and our children s children That is our goal Secretary Gale Norton 2 What Do We Do Interior Manages one of every five acres of land in the United States Protects and improves our environment communities and wildlife Supplies water for an arid but growing West Provides one third of the nation s domestic energy Receives 450 million visits annually to National Parks and other public lands 3 Honors our special responsibilities to American Indians Alaska Natives and affiliated Island communities How well we fulfill our mission influences Whether damaged landscapes and special places are restored and renewed for future use and enjoyment Whether our children will enjoy America s grand vistas great places and extraordinary history Whether we can hike bird watch canoe or hunt and fish in the great American outdoors 4 How well we fulfill our mission also influences Whether we can warm and cool our homes Whether damaged landscapes and special places are restored and renewed for future use and enjoyment and Whether our landscapes are healthy and our communities are thriving 5 Our responsibilities lie at the confluence of people land and water Our programs touch the lives of millions of people across the Nation We are stewards of what endures our land and its resources 6 As we fulfill our mission we face common challenges 7 Our Challenges are Monumental We manage 507 million acres of land Nearly 900 dams and reservoirs Energy resources supplying 28 of our domestic energy production Relationships with more than 559 American Indian tribes Irrigation water drinking water and hydropower 56 million acres of land held in trust for American Indian tribes Protection of threatened and endangered species Education Services for 48 000 American Indian children Scientific research to protect lives property and our National resources 8 Our revered National symbols and areas of most spectacular beauty Department of the Interior MISSION COMPONENTS P A R T N E R S H I P S Resource Protection Improve Health of Watersheds and Landscapes Sustain Biological Communities Protect Cultural and Heritage Resources Resource Use Recreation Manage Resources to Enhance Public Benefit Promote Responsible Use and Ensure Optimal Value Deliver Water and Power in an Environmentally Responsible and Cost Efficient Manner Serving Communities Improve Access to Recreation Ensure Quality of Recreation Receive and Provide Fair Value in Recreation Protect Lives Resources and Property Advance Knowledge through Scientific Leadership Fulfill Indian Trust Responsibilities Advance Quality Communities for Tribes Increase Economic Self Sufficiency for Insular Areas SCIENCE M A N A G E M E N T The Strategic Human Capital Process a Crystallized the Organizational Challenges Interior Faces a In a Language We Could All Understand All Bureaus and Programs Involved External and Internal Drivers Identified Common Impacts and Transformational Actions Formulated 10 Identified 4 Common Challenges 1 Increasing urbanization Increased population growth near DOI lands Competition for use of public lands Increasing demand for DOI services More cross jurisdictional issues 11 Population Growth is Greatest in the West Where So Many Interior Lands Are Located 12 Darker shades denote greater growth rates Demand in Major DOI Service Areas 13 Common Challenges 2 Aging infrastructure schools dams visitor centers and other public use facilities 14 Aging and deteriorated facilities Higher maintenance costs Increased energy usage Common Challenges 3 Increasing law enforcement and security needs Threat of terrorism Borderland issues Secure and safe visits for the public Need for greater coordination 15 Common Challenges 4 Public demand for responsive accountable and effective government Citizen demand for involvement in decisions Rising expectations for improved government services Internet one stop shopping Desire for public accountability and transparency 16 How Do We Meet These Challenges and Preserve Our Enduring Values 17 We Can Better Meet Our Common Challenges By pursuing management excellence By coordinating and integrating our actions By building collaboration and partnerships 18 Pursuing Management Excellence Investing more wisely IT construction Know our costs and improving accountability Providing better and more transparent information Enhancing efficiency and effectiveness Acting corporately when it makes sense 19 We Can Better Meet Our Common Challenges By pursuing management excellence By coordinating and integrating our actions By building collaboration and partnerships 20 Integration Coordination What Does it Mean Understanding the Department s mission in a broader more cohesive manner Breaking out of our silos Working across bureaus to solve problems especially on the same landscape 21 Integration Coordination Shaping a DOI Workforce Identifying the skill sets to meet our challenges Providing tools for managers to hire and retain skilled employees Increasing the opportunities for broader experiences 22 We Can Better Meet Our Common Challenges By pursuing management excellence By coordinating and integrating our actions By building collaboration and partnerships 23 Department of the Interior MISSION COMPONENTS P A R T N E R S H I P S Resource Protection Improve Health of Watersheds and Landscapes Sustain Biological Communities Protect Cultural and Heritage Resources Resource Use Recreation Manage Resources to Enhance Public Benefit Promote Responsible Use and Ensure Optimal Value Deliver Water and Power in an Environmentally Responsible and Cost Efficient Manner Serving Communities Improve Access to Recreation Ensure Quality of Recreation Receive and Provide Fair Value in Recreation Protect Lives Resources and Property Advance Knowledge through Scientific Leadership Fulfill Indian Trust Responsibilities Advance Quality Communities for Tribes Increase Economic Self Sufficiency for Insular Areas SCIENCE M A N A G E M E N T Partnerships and Collaboration Increased Urbanization Land fragmentation Rising land use Cross jurisdictional problems Leads to Growing facility use DOI HR Initiatives 4C s mediation


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