Secretary Jewell to Join Governor Brown to Announce Landmark Agreement to Benefit Greater Sage-Grouse

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BEND, OR – On March 27, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewel will join Oregon Governor Kate Brown and Department of Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary Ann Mills to announce a landmark agreement that will encourage ranchers and other landowners in Central Oregon to protect and enhance habitat for greater sage-grouse.

The agreements are part of an overall partnership approach to conserving the sagebrush landscapes throughout the West while providing regulatory certainty for landowners.

Who: Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior

Kate Brown
, Oregon Governor

Ann Mills
, USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Natural Resources Environment

John O'Keefe
, President-Elect, Oregon Cattlemen's Association

Robyn Thorson
, Regional Director, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Steven Ellis
, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management

What: Community celebration to announce landmark agreement to protect sagebrush landscapes throughout Oregon

When: Friday, March 27, 2015, at 1:45 p.m. PDT

Where: Deschutes National Forest Office 63095 Deschutes Market Rd Bend, OR 97701

Media: Credentialed members of the media are encouraged to RSVP HERE before 10:00 a.m. PDT on Friday, March 27, 2015. ###