Secretary Jewell, Former Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt, BLM Director Neil Kornze to Celebrate 15th Anniversary of America's Newest Conservation System

Officials to Highlight Importance of BLM's National Conservation Lands

6/17/2015
Last edited 4/27/2016

SHELTER COVE, Calif. – On Saturday, June 20, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) National Conservation Lands, which encompass 874 units and more than 30 million acres of public land across the nation.

Secretary Jewell, former Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt, BLM Director Neil Kornze, and conservation and community leaders will gather for a public celebration at the King Range National Conservation Area (NCA) – the first unit of the National Conservation Lands system – to highlight the importance of public lands and the success of the BLM's conservation initiatives.

The King Range NCA covers 68,000 acres and extends along 35 miles of coastline in Humboldt County – a rugged and remote region known as California's Lost Coast. This spectacular meeting of land and sea, where mountains seem to thrust straight out of the surf, offers recreation opportunities as diverse as the landscape.

Who

Sally Jewell, U.S. Secretary of the Interior
Bruce Babbitt, Former Secretary of the Interior
Janice Schneider, Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management
Neil Kornze, Director, Bureau of Land Management
Jim Kenna, California State Director, Bureau of Land Management

What

15th Anniversary Celebration of BLM's National Conservation Lands

When

Saturday, June 20, 2015
11:00 a.m. PDT – Media check-in
11:30 a.m. PDT – Community celebration
12:15 p.m. PDT – Media availability

Where

Black Sands Beach Trailhead, King Range National Conservation Area
Directions:From Highway 101 at Redway, follow signs for Shelter Cove, about 21 miles. Look for Beach Road on the right immediately when you enter Shelter Cove and follow signs for Black Sands Beach. GPS location: 40.052511, -124.068220

Media

Credentialed members of the media are encouraged to RSVP here.