Durango, CO–Following yesterday’s confirmation hearing of Tommy Beaudreau as Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, the Conservation Lands Foundation issued the following statement from executive director, Brian Sybert:
“Tommy Beaudreau has served with distinction on the Conservation Lands Foundation’s Board of Trustees, demonstrating both experience and vision for advancing the conservation priorities in our work. This follows his previous service in the Obama administration, which included meaningful efforts to secure protections for the National Conservation Lands and other critical landscapes.
“Tommy has proven he understands and values community-focused conservation. He has a passion for and awareness of the importance of conservation to rural communities and we’re confident he will bring this to his work as Deputy Secretary. We also know that he will support Secretary Haaland in the Interior Department’s ongoing and meaningful effort to engage Tribes, rural communities, grassroots conservation organizations, and other stakeholders in how our public lands should be managed.
“We are confident that Tommy will be a transformational Deputy Secretary for conservation, catalytic force to the Administration’s climate goals, and fantastic complement to the amazing emerging team at Interior. We urge his swift confirmation by the Senate.”
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The Conservation Lands Foundation has been a catalyst for the protection of America’s National Conservation Lands since 2007. We support a network of 80 community-based organizations and thousands of advocates that live near, care for, and fight to conserve public lands throughout the west.
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