Obama Administration Calls for Major Course Correction in U.S. Lands Conservation

WASHINGTON  – Interior Secretary Sally Jewell called for a “new century of conservation” for America’s public lands and wildlife today, saying she intends to visit Florida, Montana, Idaho and Utah in the coming months to call attention to President Obama’s conservation agenda.

The following is a statement by Sharon Buccino, director of the Land and Wildlife Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council:

“The Secretary sounded a call to action. It’s time to strengthen protections for our public lands, shore up the infrastructure they depend on, give the stewards of these special places the tools they need to do their job and ensure that all Americans can experience this country’s natural splendor for generations to come.”


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