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Deputy Interior Secretary Announces President to Seek More Than $2.1 Million for Ivory-billed Woodpecker in 2007 Budget;
Interior also announces three groups from Arkansas and Mississippi to receive nearly $800,000 for private lands conservation

 

MEDIA ADVISORY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 22, 2006


Contacts:
Tom MacKenzie, 404-679-7291 (mobile) 678-296-6400
Joan Moody, 202-208-6416




Who:

Lynn Scarlett, deputy secretary, Department of Interior
Scott Simon, state director, The Nature Conservancy, Arkansas
Ken Smith, executive director, Audubon Arkansas
James Cummins, executive director, Mississippi River Trust

What:

Interior Deputy Secretary will announce the President’s FY07 Budget request for the Ivory-billed Woodpecker recovery effort following a meeting of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker recovery team executive committee in Brinkley, Ark. At the same time, she will present the $800,000 in grants to be awarded from FY06 monies.

When:

Friday February 24, 2006 1:00 p.m. Central

Where:

Brinkley Convention Center,
1501 Weatherby Drive
Brinkley, AR 72021
870-734-7332

Background:

Scarlett will announce the President’s FY-07 Budget request for the Ivory-billed Woodpecker recovery effort for the next fiscal year, which begins October 1, 2006.

She will also announce $800,000 in Private Stewardship Grants to three different organizations with four projects on private lands to improve forest habitat to benefit the endangered Ivory-billed woodpecker.

Lynn Scarlett’s biography: http://www.doi.gov/bio/bioscarlett.htm

 


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