Interior to Discuss Next Steps in Restoration, Active Management of Northwest Forests

2/28/2012


WASHINGTON - Today, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will hold a conference call to discuss next steps in restoring the health of Northwest forests, providing sustainable timber jobs, and protecting remaining old growth forests. Deputy Secretary David J. Hayes, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe, Director of the Bureau of Land Management Bob Abbey, and Chief of the U.S. Forest Service Tom Tidwell will also participate in the press call.

Credentialed members of the media may join the 3:00 PM EST call by dialing 888-946-4717 and entering the passcode: FOREST.

WHO: Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior

David J. Hayes, Deputy Secretary of the Interior

Dan Ashe, Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Bob Abbey, Director of the Bureau of Land Management

Tom Tidwell, Chief of the U.S. Forest Service
WHAT: News media conference call
WHEN: February 28, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. EST
MEDIA: Participants may join the teleconference by calling 888-946-4717 and entering the passcode: FOREST

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