AMERICA'S GREAT OUTDOORS: Salazar to Tour Fort Ord, Hold Public Listening Session to Discuss Future Management of Site

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, January 13, 2012, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will wrap up his Western jobs swing with a visit to Fort Ord in California with Deputy Secretary David J. Hayes and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Director Bob Abbey. A former military base located on the Monterey Peninsula, Fort Ord offers over 86 miles of public trails and welcomes 100,000 visitors a year.

During the visit Salazar, Hayes, and Abbey will host a public listening session to hear from members of the Fort Ord Reuse Authority and friends groups on the importance of the Fort Ord public lands to the communities of California's Central Coast and ongoing efforts to enhance conservation and recreation opportunities in the area. The visit comes as part of President Obama's America's Great Outdoors (AGO) initiative to establish a community-based, 21st century agenda for conservation, recreation, and reconnecting Americans to the outdoors.

WHO: Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior

David J. Hayes, Deputy Secretary of the Interior

Sam Farr, U.S. Congressman

John Laird, California Secretary for Natural Resources

Bob Abbey, Director, Bureau of Land Management

Jim Kenna, California State Director, Bureau of Land Management
WHAT: Fort Ord Public Listening Session
WHEN: Friday, January 13, 2012

3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Carpenters Union Hall

910 2nd Ave

Marina, CA
RSVP: Media interested in attending, please RSVP to Erin Curtis by email at or by telephone at 916-350-05