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Mar. 14th, 2012

TRCP, Partners Join President Obama to Talk Conservation Priorities

At the conference, the president remarked on the economic importance of land conservation. Photo courtesy of Whitehouse.gov

Leaders from conservation and outdoor recreation groups, including the TRCP, gathered early this month at the Department of the Interior for the White House Conference on Conservation. The conference was part of the administration’s America’s Great Outdoors Initiative, which spotlights and engages community-driven conservation organizations and explores ways to further their growth.

President Obama joined Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and other Cabinet members to announce several new conservation programs and engage directly with attendees to strengthen partnerships and promote the administration’s outdoors-focused initiatives.

At the conference, the president remarked on the economic importance of land conservation.

“We're not just preserving our land and water for the next generation, we are also making more land available for hunting and fishing, and we are bolstering an outdoor economy that supports more than 9 million jobs and brings in more than a trillion dollars a year,” said President Obama.

Watch remarks by the president at the conference.

Learn more about the economic importance of hunting, angling and outdoor recreation.

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