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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, along with other federal agencies, will participate in a conference in St. Louis, Mo., later this month to provide a forum for a diverse group of leaders to exchange information. The conference, convened by the White House Council on Environmental Quality, will identify innovative and effective approaches to promoting cooperative conservation.
U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez; NOAA Administrator Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Jr.; Commerce Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere Timothy R. E. Keeney; NOAA Fisheries Assistant Administrator William T. Hogarth; National Ocean Service Assistant Administrator Richard Spinrad; and Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research Assistant Administrator Richard Rosen are among the invited guests who will discuss strengthening shared governance and citizen stewardship.
The three-day conference launches a new
conservation dialogue and philosophy for the 21st century that builds
upon the legacy of a much similar convocation of leaders by President
Theodore Roosevelt at the start of the last century. President Bush
signed Executive Order #13352 on August 26, 2004 which directs the
Departments of the Interior, Agriculture, Commerce, Defense and the
Environmental Protection Agency to implement laws relating to the
environment and natural resources in a manner that promotes cooperative
conservation, with an emphasis on local inclusion.
White House Conference on Cooperative Conservation will be held at
the St. Louis Convention Center, 701 Convention Plaza, St Louis, MO
63101, from August 29-31, 2005. Media with valid press credentials
are invited to register for the conference online http://www.conservation.ceq.gov/media.html.
For more information on the conference agenda, access http://www.conservation.ceq.gov.
For all media logistics questions, please contact Megan Barnett, 202-456-6224.