Media Advisory
Secretaries Vilsack and Salazar to Hold Media Conference Call on New Wildlife Conservation Initiative

March 7, 2012

Contacts:
(USDA) 202-720-4623
(DOI) 202-208-6416

WASHINGTON, D.C. —Tomorrow, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will host a media conference call to announce new funding and spotlight the working lands wildlife conservation efforts taking root across the country.  As part of President Obama’s America’s Great Outdoors (AGO) Initiative, the administration is partnering with federal, state and local wildlife experts to jointly identify at-risk species that would benefit from targeted investments of habitat restoration on private lands.
 

WHO:
Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture
Ken Salazar, Secretary of Interior
 
WHAT:           
Media conference call on the Obama Administration’s wildlife conservation efforts

WHEN:           
Thursday, March 8, 2012 11:30am EST
 
CALL-IN Info:          
Audio Bridge Number: 800-857-5233 
PASSCODE: SECY (Given Verbally) 
Trouble number – 202-720-8560

All callers using the above pass code will be placed in listen only mode. To join the Q&A portion of the meeting, these callers are instructed to press *1 on their touch tone phone.

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