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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



February 22, 2006

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


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


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.


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


Brinkley Convention Center,
1501 Weatherby Drive
Brinkley, AR 72021


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:


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