B.A.S.S. Conservation Director Noreen Clough was one of more than 360 individuals from organizations all over the country who participated in the June 10 online chat with Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar.
The discussion centered on the Interior's activities in support of President Barack Obama’s America's Great Outdoors (AGO) initiative. June is Great Outdoors Month.
Clough said questions to the secretary touched on conservation of rivers, protection of farm and ranch lands, development of alternative energy sources, global climate change and expansion of the National Park and National Wildlife Refuge systems.
“B.A.S.S. Conservation has been a supporter of the AGO initiative because it is important to us as anglers,” Clough said. “It is based on the tenet that lasting conservation solutions start with the American people, and that nobody knows better which places are most important to American communities than do the people who live, work and recreate in them. And not many people spend more time recreating and working to conserve and protect places to fish than anglers do.”