KASSAN, ALASKA– Deputy Secretary of the Interior Lynn Scarlett will tour the Village of Kassan and the Port Nicholas Road project today before meeting with tribal leaders from the Village of Kassan and Prince of Wales later in the day.
Deputy Secretary Scarlett’s visit is part of a week-long trip to Alaska to meet with local officials and tribal leaders and to get a first-hand look at the numerous Department of the Interior projects and programs in the state.
The Department of the Interior is responsible for more than 50 percent of the 365 million acres in Alaska. Under the stewardship of Interior, Alaska has almost 77 million acres of refuge lands, 54 million acres of national parklands, and more than 87 million acres of public lands. Alaska also has more than 230 million acres of Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) in current arctic and sub-arctic planning areas. Alaska is home to 229 Native entities.
|Who:||Deputy Secretary of the Interior Lynn Scarlett|
|What:||Tour of the Village of Kassan|
Tour of the Port Nicholas Road Project
Meeting with tribal leaders from the Village of Kassan and Prince of Wales
|When:||Monday, August 13, 2007|
|Media:||For additional information on Deputy Secretary Scarlett’s visit or to arrange a time to talk with Deputy Secretary Scarlett, members of the media should contact Chris Paolino at (202) 208-6416.|