Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will soon leave his post, the White House has confirmed.

Salazar will depart in March, according to an official at the Interior Department and a senior administration official, both who were granted anonymity to provide additional details.

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. (Carolyn Kaster - AP)

Salazar, a former Colorado senator whose family is of Hispanic descent, has served at Interior for President Obama's entire first term.