WASHINGTON, D.C., September 3, 2014 -- Conference organizers are delighted to announce that Sally Jewell, the United States Secretary of the Interior, will present a keynote address at the mid-day plenary of the National Workshop on Large Landscape Conservation (NWLLC) on Thursday, October 23, 2014.
Secretary Jewell will share with Workshop participants her strategic insight into how managing at the landscape scale offers solutions to the significant conservation challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. She will bring to the task her wide-ranging experience as a working scientist, a corporate CEO and a member of the President's Cabinet.
Jewell was sworn in as the 51st Secretary of the Interior on April 12, 2013. In nominating Jewell, President Obama said, "She is an expert on the energy and climate issues that are going to shape our future. She is committed to building our nation-to-nation relationship with Indian Country. She knows the link between conservation and good jobs. She knows that there's no contradiction between being good stewards of the land and our economic progress; that in fact, those two things need to go hand in hand."
As Secretary of the Interior, Jewell leads an agency with more than 70,000 employees. Interior serves as steward for approximately 20 percent of the nation's lands, including national parks, national wildlife refuges, and other public lands; oversees the responsible development of conventional and renewable energy supplies on public lands and waters; is the largest supplier and manager of water in the 17 Western states; and upholds trust responsibilities to the 566 federally recognized American Indian tribes and Alaska Natives.
Join Interior Secretary Jewell and hundreds of other large landscape conservation leaders and practitioners at the National Workshop on Large Landscape Conservation, October 23 and 24, in Washington, D.C. The NWLLC will showcase conservation innovation and landscape scale solutions across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors – from our urban centers to our wildest places.
To get the best conference rates, register at www.largelandscapenetwork.org/registration by Sept. 22.