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Contact: Dan DuBray
August 25, 2005
Interior to Promote Cooperative Conservation
at White House Conference
Secretary Gale Norton to Provide Keynote Remarks August 29

WASHINGTON-Interior Secretary Gale Norton will lead a delegation of top departmental officials at the upcoming White House Conference on Cooperative Conservation, a national assembly aimed at strengthening conservation partnerships with states, tribes and communities and promoting citizen stewardship.

What: White House Conference on Cooperative Conservation
When: August 29-31, 2005
Where: St. Louis Convention Center (America's Center)
701 Convention Plaza
St. Louis, MO
Who: Gale Norton, Secretary of the Interior

Lynn Scarlett, Asst. Sec. for Policy, Management and Budget (Dep. Sec. designee)
Craig Manson, Asst. Sec. for Fish, Wildlife and Parks
Rebecca Watson, Asst. Sec. for Land and Minerals Management
Tom Weimer, Acting Asst. Sec. for Water and Science
(Asst. Sec. for Policy, Management and Budget designee)
Fran Mainella, Director of the National Park Service
Kathleen Clarke, Director of the Bureau of Land Management
Matt Hogan, Acting Director of the Fish and Wildlife Service
Johnnie Burton, Director of the Minerals Management Service
John Keys, Commissioner of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
Mark Limbaugh, Dep. Commissioner of U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
(Asst. Sec. for Water and Science designee)

How: To schedule interviews with top DOI officials, contact the Conference Media Hotline at (314) 342-5700 (activated 8/29 at 8am) or DOI Public Affairs at (202) 208-6416. Media with valid press credentials are invited to register for the conference online at For more information on the conference agenda, access