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Interior Secretary Jewell keynotes Ducks Unlimited convention

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Idaho Sen. Jim Risch hold a press conference on Monday May 13, 2013 at the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise. With another extreme Western fire season predicted, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell are visiting the National Interagency Fire Center to discuss what their agencies are doing to prepare. (AP/Idaho Statesman / Joe Jaszewski)
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Idaho Sen. Jim Risch hold a press conference on Monday May 13, 2013 at the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise. With another extreme Western fire season predicted, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell are visiting the National Interagency Fire Center to discuss what their agencies are doing to prepare. (AP/Idaho Statesman / Joe Jaszewski)

 

PUBLIC LANDS — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell will speak at the annual  Ducks Unlimited convention this week during a visit to Portland in her first West Coast trip since she was sworn in last month.

Today Jewell and Portland Mayor Charlie Hales are set to announce nearly two dozen conservation projects to help boost youth employment, the Department of the Interior says.

On Friday, she, Gov. John Kitzhaber and a representative from Washington Gov. Jay Inslee will sign an agreement to speed the review and permitting of energy generation and power transmission projects in the Northwest.




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