Readout of Day- 3 of Secretary Zinke’s Trip to New England

Office of the Secretary

Meetings with Tribal leaders and Coalitions


Date: June 15, 2017

BOSTON - Today, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke spent day three of a four-day trip throughout New England by meeting with a variety of stakeholders in Maine, following yesterday’s tour of Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. 

Secretary Zinke started the morning by participating in a meeting with the Katahdin Chamber of Commerce and several local officials at the New England Outdoor Center in Millinocket, Maine.

Secretary Zinke sits at a breakfast table on the lawn of a house with a group of people wearing business casual clothes.
Secretary Zinke participates in a breakfast roundtable with members of the Katadhin Chamber of Commerce. Photo by Tami Heilemann, Interior.

The Secretary then proceeded to Indian Island, Maine, where he met with leaders and representatives of the Penobscot Nation, as well as local officials. Secretary Zinke was greeted by Kirk Francis, Chief of the Penobscot Nation, and the meeting included conversations relating to monument designations, veterans issues, presentations of Interior-Funded programs, and the importance of the Department of the Interior as a Trustee to the group.

Secretary Zinke poses in front of a white wall with about a dozen people in business casual clothes.
Secretary Zinke posing with members of the Penobscot Nation. Photo by Tami Heilemann, Interior.

Secretary Zinke then traveled from Indian Island, Maine, to Augusta, Maine, to participate in a roundtable with the Maine Woods Coalition. 

Tomorrow, Secretary Zinke will meet with marine experts from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the New England Aquarium. He will then meet with his team from the National Park Service and Massachusetts Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Matthew Beaton, to tour various DOI holdings and historic sites managed by the Park Service.

Photos from the day are available on the Department’s Flickr page.