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Office of the Secretary
October 9, 2006
Hugh Vickery (media)
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Caroline Merritt
(202) 208-1943 (public)

Secretary Kempthorne to Attend “Listening” Session In Boise, Idaho; Hold Media Availability

WASHINGTON — Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne and other senior federal officials will attend a cooperative conservation “listening session” in Boise, Idaho on Monday, October 9, 2006. The session will take place at 10 a.m., preceded by a media availability at 9:30 a.m.

The “listening session” is one in a series of public meetings across the country to solicit and exchange ideas on incentives, partnership programs, and regulations that can improve results and promote cooperative conservation and environmental partnerships. In addition to Interior and EPA, the Agriculture Department, the Commerce Department and the White House Council on Environmental Quality are sponsoring the sessions.

Secretary Kempthorne served as mayor of the City of Boise from 1985-1992. He also served a term in the United States Senate (1993-1999) before serving as Governor of Idaho for nearly two terms (1999-2006).

Who: Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne

What: Cooperative Conservation Listening Session

When: Monday, October 9, 2006
9:30 a.m. – Media availability
10 a.m. – Session begins

Where: Boise State University, Hatch Ballroom, 1700 University Drive, Boise, Idaho. Media Avail: Barnwell Room, Boise State University, 1700 University Drive.

Media: All credentialed members of the news media are invited to attend.

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