Secretary Jewell to Join Scientists for Seattle Roundtable on Effects of Climate Change in Pacific Northwest

Office of the Secretary

On Heels of President Obama's State of the Union Address, Secretary Jewell to Discuss Climate Change Impacts on Northwest U.S. Communities, National Parks

2/3/2014


SEATTLE, WA— As part of President Obama's Climate Action Plan to cut carbon pollution, develop domestic clean energy sources and create American jobs, U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell will convene a roundtable on Tuesday, February 4 at the University of Washington's College of the Environment, focused on climate change impacts to the Pacific Northwest.


Jewell will be joined by scientists from the University of Washington and the Department of the Interior, representatives from three national parks in the region, tribal representatives and other interested stakeholders.


After the roundtable discussion, which is open to interested press, Secretary Jewell and the Dean of the College of the Environment, Dr. Lisa Graumlich, will hold a media availability at 11 a.m. to discuss the President's Climate Action Plan and its implementation.


Today Jewell is in Mount Rainier National Park with glaciologists and scientists to see firsthand the impacts of a changing climate on the park's glaciers, rivers, infrastructure, access and neighboring communities.

WHO:
Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior


Dr. Lisa Graumlich
, Dean, College of the Environment, and other faculty, University of Washington


Dr. Gustavo Bisbal
, Center Director, Department of the Interior Northwest Climate Science Center


Nancy Lee
, Deputy Regional Director, USGS Northwest Region and other USGS scientists and CSC participants


Sarah Creachbaum
, Superintendent, Olympic National Park


Karen Taylor-Goodrich
, Superintendent, North Cascades National Park Complex


Fawn Sharp
, President Quinault Indian Nation Executive Director of the Columbia River Intertribal Fisheries Commission

WHEN:

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
9:00am – 11:00am PST - Roundtable Discussion
11:00am PST - Media Availability

WHERE:

University of Washington School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences

Room 203

1122 NE Boat Street

Seattle, WA 98105

RSVP:

Credentialed media representatives are asked to RSVP here for both the roundtable and media availability by TODAY, Monday, February 3 at 6:00pm PST.


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