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Media Advisory



Today: Salazar, Ashe to Announce Results of National Hunting & Fishing Survey


Will Hold Press Conference Call During Four-State Midwest Swing on Economic Benefits of Conservation and Outdoor Recreation


08/15/2012


Contact: Blake Androff (DOI) 202-208-6416

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe will hold a press conference call today to unveil the results of a comprehensive national survey on hunting, fishing, and wildlife-associated recreation. The national survey is conducted every five years to help measure the importance of wildlife-based recreation to the American people.

Salazar is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin today as part of a four-state swing through the Midwest to highlight America’s Great Outdoors initiatives that enhance conservation efforts, foster outdoor recreation opportunities, create jobs, and fuel local economies. This afternoon, Salazar will join U.S. Senator Dick Durbin to make an announcement regarding the proposed Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge that will be located on the Illinois-Wisconsin border.

Credentialed media are invited to participate in the press conference call by dialing 1-888-810-5908 and entering access code: INTERIOR.

WHO: Ken Salazar, U.S. Secretary of the Interior
Dan Ashe, Director of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
WHAT: Press Conference Call to Unveil Results of National Hunting & Fishing Survey
WHEN: Wednesday, August 15, 2012
11:30 a.m. CDT / 12:30 p.m. EDT
MEDIA: Members of the credential media are invited to participate in the press conference call by dialing 1-888-810-5908 and entering access code: INTERIOR.

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