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Interior Secretary Jewell leads reporter to fresh air for interview

In a July 9, 2010 photo, Sally Jewell, CEO of REI, leads a five-woman team up the Emmons Glacier and ultimately to the top of Mt. Rainier as the sun rises. President Barack Obama has picked Jewell, a business executive who has earned national recognition for her support of outdoor recreation and habitat conservation, to lead the Interior Department, the White House said Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013. (Associated Press)
In a July 9, 2010 photo, Sally Jewell, CEO of REI, leads a five-woman team up the Emmons Glacier and ultimately to the top of Mt. Rainier as the sun rises. President Barack Obama has picked Jewell, a business executive who has earned national recognition for her support of outdoor recreation and habitat conservation, to lead the Interior Department, the White House said Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013. (Associated Press)

PUBLIC LANDS — Sally Jewell puts her best foot forward….

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell hits the trail in her new role

New York Times Reporter John M. Broder recently joined recently confirmed Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on a hike in order to talk about her new role of managing public lands.

Interior serves as steward for approximately 20 percent of the nation’s lands, including national parks, national wildlife refuges, and other public lands; oversees the responsible development of conventional and renewable energy supplies on public lands and waters; is the largest supplier and manager of water in the 17 Western states; and upholds trust responsibilities to the 566 federally recognized American Indian tribes and Alaska Natives.

Jewell is no stranger to the mountains, as you can see in the 2010 photo (above) taken as she was climbing Mount Rainier.




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