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Friday, April 16, 2010

White House Conference on America’s Great Outdoors

Lisa Jackson, Ken Salazar, Tom Vilsack
Center President Norris McDonald participated in the White House Conference on America’s Great Outdoors at the U.S. Department of the Interior today. President Obama delivered remarks in the Sidney Yates Auditorium. There were also remarks by Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Environment Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson

Panel Discussions:

Conserving working lands for the benefit of all Americans: Secretary Vilsack, Moderator

§ Mayor Cory Booker, Mayor of Newark, New Jersey
§ Ray McCormick, Farmer and Conservationist
§ Jaime Pinkham, Vice President of the Archibald Bush Foundation
§ Lynne Sherrod, Western Policy Manager at the Land Trust Alliance

Connecting people to our lands, water and wildlife: Secretary Salazar, Moderator

§ Governor Bill Richardson, Governor of New Mexico
§ Bill Cronon PhD, Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
§ Sally Jewell, CEO of REI
§ Gary Myers, Former Executive Director of Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
§ Ernesto Pepito, Youth Program Director at Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy

Photo: President Barack Obama signs a memorandum establishing the Great Outdoors Initiative, Friday, April 16, 2010. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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