Department of the Interior

Office of the Secretary
June 16, 2006
Contact: Frank Quimby


Secretary Kempthorne to Announce Revised Final Draft of National Park Service Management Policies

WASHINGTONOn Monday, June 19, 2006, Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne will announce the release of the National Park Service's revised final draft of the 2006 Management Policies for a review by NPS employees. The event will take place at 11:30 a.m. on the Roof Terrace of the Main Interior Building, which overlooks the Washington Monument and Jefferson Memorial. Audio conference call access also will be available for media unable to attend.

The Secretary will be joined by Rep. Steve Pearce (R-N.M.); NPS Director Fran Mainella; Tom Kiernan, president, National Parks Conservation Association; and Frank Hugelmeyer, president of the Outdoor Industry Association. Also scheduled to attend are Douglas P. Wheeler, chairman of the National Park System Advisory Board, and Gene Sykes, chairman and director of the National Parks Conservation Association's Board of Trustees.

WHO: Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne; Members of Congress; and leaders of advisory, conservation and outdoor industry groups.

WHAT: Final Review of 2006 National Park Service Management Policies

WHEN: Monday, June 19, 2006, 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Roof Terrace, Main Interior Building, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20240

MEDIA: All credentialed media are invited to attend. Please enter the Main Interior Building by the C Street Entrance and present photo ID for clearance. Media will be escorted to the Roof Terrace. Broadcast media should arrive at least 45 minutes before the event to allow time to set up equipment.

AUDIO CONFERENCE LINE: Time:11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. EST; USA Toll Free Number: 888-566-5790; Passcode: 5765531.