“We welcome the news that the Department of Agriculture will be stepping into this key role at this critical time.”
Today, the Obama Administration announced that the U. S. Department of Agriculture will rotate into the position of the chair of the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council. Collin O’Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation, applauded the announcement.
“We welcome the news that the Department of Agriculture will be stepping into this key role at this critical time. For the next two decades, the BP settlement will send an unprecedented amount of funding to the Gulf region. Maximizing this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will take commitment, vision and leadership. The first step will be for the Restore Council to complete an inspiring, detailed comprehensive plan update that is well-grounded in science. We stand ready to assist the new Chair and Council as they work to restore the Gulf for people and wildlife. We are grateful to the outgoing chair, Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, for her work over the past three years.”
Wildlife have unique and fascinating talents. Can you guess their extraordinary skills?Take the Quiz
Conservation success depends on many advocates—and contemporary artists want us all engaged.Read More
Discover six ways to tell the difference between these three species.Read More
Place your order today for the themed box that delivers everything you need to create family memories while discovering nature and wildlife.Learn More
The National Wildlife® Photo Contest celebrates the power of photography to advance conservation and connect people with wildlife and the outdoors.