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Attend Final "Listening Session On Cooperative Conservation"

Friday, October 6, 2006

The Departments of the Interior, Agriculture, Commerce and Defense, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the White House Council on Environmental Quality are holding their final “listening session” to exchange ideas on incentives, voluntary programs, and regulations that can improve results and promote cooperative conservation.

This final session will provide a vital opportunity for NRA members and the hunting community to ensure that their voices are heard.

The discussion topics will include how the Federal government can:

· Better respect the interests of people with ownership in land, water, and other natural resources;

· Enhance wildlife habitat, species protection, and other conservation outcomes through regulatory and voluntary  conservation programs;

· Enhance cooperation among federal agencies and with states, tribes, and local communities in the application of  environmental protection and conservation laws;

· Work with states, tribes, and other public- and private-sector partners to improve science used in environmental  protection and conservation, and;
· Work cooperatively with businesses and landowners to protect the environment and promote conservation.

This final meeting will guide the federal government in the development of future policy proposals that build upon the success of cooperative conservation.

The session listed below is the final event this year:

Boise Idaho, 10:00 a.m., Monday, October 9, in the Hatch Ballroom at Boise State University's Student Union building. Secretary Kempthorne will be joined on the panel by Senator Larry Craig, Senator Mike Crapo, and Congressman Butch Otter.

Please be sure to attend and participate in this critically important session that will guide the federal government in the development of future policy proposals.  Let your voice be heard!

For more information, please refer to the “Listening Session” page on the Cooperative Conservation Website at http://cooperativeconservation.gov.

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