Remarks by Bruce Babbitt
Denver, Colorado, April 15, 2010
I am pleased to join you at this gathering to assess the future of the National Landscape Conservation System. The 10th anniversary of the Executive Order creating the System is a good time to look back, to reflect upon lessons learned, and to look forward to the next ten years.
By any measure the Conservation System is off to an impressive start. The System is now the administrative home for some 27 million acres of protected areas including National Monuments, National Conservation Areas, Wilderness Areas, National Trails and Wild and Scenic Rivers within the Bureau of Land Management. The BLM now has a conservation mandate (Read on …)