Secretary Salazar to Discuss Backcountry Areas Deserving Congressional Protection as Conservation Lands or Wilderness

11/10/2011


WASHINGTON DC – On Thursday, November 10, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will hold a news media teleconference to discuss the release of a report on backcountry areas deserving protection by Congress as national conservation areas or as Wilderness. The Secretary will be joined by Interior Deputy Secretary David J. Hayes and Director of the Bureau of Land Management Bob Abbey.

Media representatives may join the 2:00 pm (Eastern) teleconference by dialing 1-800-369-1173 and provide the access code INTERIOR.

WHO:
Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior

David J. Hayes, Deputy Secretary of the Interior

Bob Abbey, Director of the Bureau of Land Management
WHAT:
Report on backcountry areas deserving protection by Congress
WHEN:
Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 2:00 PM (Eastern Time)
MEDIA:
Reporters wishing to join the teleconference may dial 1-800-369-1173 and provide the access code INTERIOR.




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