It’s not too often the Secretary of the Interior makes their way to Georgia. As the agency in charge of national parks, monuments, wildlife refuges and some other public lands, the Secretary is often focused out West. Public land is more plentiful, there are more national parks and relations with American Indian Tribes and Alaska Natives are another duty of the department. This week however, two of Georgia’s items on the Department of Interior’s (DOI) inventory were on the agenda.

Secretary Deb Haaland, the first Native American to hold the post (and any cabinet secretary post for that matter, though Kaw Nation member Charles Curtis was Herbert Hoover’s vice president), visited Georgia over the weekend to highlight issues at two of Georgia’s natural gems.   

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