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News.bytesNews.bytes Extra, issue 387

DOI Deputy Secretary speaks to Sacramento employees

David Hayes speaks from the podium

Deputy Secretary David Hayes, newly confirmed by the U.S. Senate, visited the Cottage Way Federal Building June 12 and addressed about 100 Department of the Interior employees.  He talked about Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and his vision for the Department and outlined their priorities, including renewable energy, climate change, youth programs and others. He said that another priority is what he called "treasured landscapes," mentioning the BLM's King Range and the National Park Service's Yosemite National Park as examples.  He thanked BLM for having California State Director Mike Pool serve as Acting BLM Director and discussed other pending nominations, including nominee for BLM Director, Bob Abbey of Nevada.  In the question period, he also described the high hopes he has for the National Landscape Conservation System, recently codified by Congress in Public Law 11-111.

A crowd of employees sits and stands listening to David Hayes

- J. Bedrosian, 6/09
Photos by Jim Pickering, BLM

BLM-California News.bytes, issue 387

Last updated: 06-17-2009