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Tagged With: conservation

Fort Ord advocates attend White House conference

Fort Ord national monument supporters attended an invitation-only White House conference on conservation called “Growing America’s Outdoor Heritage and Economy” on March 2. Leading the conservation conference were Nancy Sutley, chairwoman of the White House Council on Environmental Quality; Interior Secretary Ken Salazar; Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack; Lisa Jackson, Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection … Continue reading »

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New Momentum for a Fort Ord National Monument

From KAZU (NPR for the Monterey Bay Area): “There’s a distinction to be made when talking about designating Fort Ord a National Monument.   It’s a plan that does not include all of the former Army base.  The proposal focuses on two areas of open space: the public lands currently managed by the Bureau of Land … Continue reading »

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Outdoor Enthusiasts Want to Preserve Open Space

During January’s town hall meeting with Secretary Salazar, there was a tremendous show of support from outdoor enthusiasts who want to preserve open space in Monterey County by making the Fort Ord Public Lands, managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), a national monument. During the meeting, Steve Shimek, Executive Director for The Otter Project Inc., and the Program … Continue reading »

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Support and reaction from Keep Fort Ord Wild

Check out the comments and clips from the town hall meeting with Secretary Salazar that local community coalition, Keep Fort Ord Wild, posted on their blog.  Keep Fort Ord Wild is dedicated to the preservation of trails, recreation, wildlife and habitat on Fort Ord. Read their post.

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Interior Secretary Salazar to Visit Fort Ord Friday

From the Monterey County Weekly: U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will pay a visit to Fort Ord Friday as part of his three-day swing through Arizona and California touting the economic benefits of clean energy, tourism and conservation, according to staff for Congressman Sam Farr (D-Carmel). Read the full story.

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