BLM, Sacramento State University to Host Third Annual Youth Summit



BLM Office:

California State Office

Media Contact:

Dana Wilson, U.S. Bureau of Land Management
Public Affairs, Sacramento State

Representatives from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Sacramento State University will join over 200 'youth influencers' for the third annual Youth Summit "Connecting Youth to America's Great Outdoors."The summit is designed to connect youth to the outdoors, foster an appreciation and knowledge about the importance of natural resources and expose young people to higher education and career opportunities.The summit will feature a variety of workshops focused around leadership, education and career opportunities in natural resources as well as a youth panel discussion, career expo and outdoor exhibits. The expo will feature more than 20 state and federal agencies and organizations promoting natural resources and outdoor activities, opportunities and careers including Sacramento State University, BLM, US Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation, California Conservation Corps, AmeriCorps, Environment for the Americas, Pacific Crest Trail Association, Student Conservation Association, Sierra Club, Latino Outdoors and Growing Up Wild. Outdoor exhibits will include a BLM wildland fire engine and veterans crew, burros from BLM's Wild Horse and Burro Adoption Program and a FamCamp trailer from California State Parks.For more information about the Youth Summit and a detailed agenda, please visit: Linda Lance, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land ManagementJim Kenna, California State Director, Bureau of Land ManagementPhil Garcia, Vice President Public Affairs & Advocacy, Sacramento State UniversityKeynote speaker: Dr. Nina Roberts, San Francisco State UniversityWHAT: Youth Summit - Connecting Youth to America's Great OutdoorsWHEN: Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.WHERE: Sacramento State University University Union, Serna Plaza, Union Ballroom 6000 J St. Sacramento, CA 95819MEDIA: Media not able to attend in person can contact contacts listed above for interviews, photos and b-roll.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.