Conservation Groups Urge Swift Confirmation of Laura Daniel Davis as Assistant Secretary at Interior

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Conservation and public lands advocacy groups urged the U.S. Senate to swiftly confirm Laura Daniel Davis as the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management. In a letter, the groups noted her two decades of public policy, nonprofit, and government experience that has focused on public lands conservation and partnerships.

Davis is “exceptionally qualified to help Secretary Haaland and President Biden implement an ambitious agenda to build resiliency in our forests, restore grasslands and coasts, increase partnerships with private landowners, improve relationships with Tribal communities, recover imperiled wildlife, diversify the nation’s energy portfolio, expand recreation opportunities, and break down barriers so all Americans can fully benefit from our nation’s public lands, waters, and coasts,” the coalition said in its letter.

The letter comes ahead of Tuesday’s Senate Committee on the Environment and Natural Resources’ hearing on Davis’ nomination. 

The following organizations signed the letter:

Alaska Wilderness League  American Rivers  Audubon Alaska  Californians for Western Wilderness  Christian Council of Delmarva  Clean Energy Action Colorado Wildlands Project  Conservation Council For Hawaii  Conservation Lands Foundation  Conservation Law Foundation  Defenders of Wildlife  Earthjustice  Earthworks  Empower our Future – Colorado  Endangered Habitats League  Environmental Defense Fund  Friends of Plumas Wilderness  Grand Staircase Escalante Partners  Great Old Broads for Wilderness  Hispanic Access Foundation  Inland Ocean Coalition  Institute for a Progressive Nevada  League of Conservation Voters  Montana Conservation Voters  National Audubon Society  National Ocean Protection Coalition  National Parks Conservation Association  National Wildlife Federation  Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)  Nevada Conservation League  NJ Audubon  Oceana  Oregon Natural Desert Association  Revitalization Strategies  Rocky Mountain Wild  Save the Manatee Club Sierra Club  Soda Mountain Wilderness Council  Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance The Mountain Pact  The Trust for Public Land  The Wilderness Society  Vet Voice Foundation  West Virginia Rivers Coalition  Western Nebraska Resources Council  Wild Montana


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