This symposium was held on September 23, 2021.
View Interior Secretary Haaland’s message, introductory remarks and the first panel on our YouTube channel.
This is the first part of the 75th Anniversary Symposium held in celebration of the BLM on September 23, 2021. This video contains special messages from Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Asst. Secretary for Land and Minerals Management Laura Daniels-Davis. There are also remarks from Nada Culver, BLM Deputy Director for Policy and Programs as well as Holly Doremus of UC Berkeley. Following opening remarks, there is a panel discussion on Tribal Leadership in Public Land Management. Speakers include: -Danna Jackson, Counselor to the Director/BLM (Moderator) -Valentin Lopez, Chair of Amah Mutsun Tribal Band -Cameron L. Martinez, Director of Natural Resources at Taos Pueblo, NM -Monte Mills, Co-Founder of the Indian Law Clinic at University of Montana -Charles Wilkinson, Professor Emeritus and Founder of the Indian Law Program, University of Colorado.
View our “America the Beautiful” panel session!
Elaine Brong, Inaugural Director of the Conservation Lands System and Emeritus Trustee of the Conservation Lands Foundation (and PLF member!) moderated the panel. Panelists were Arthur Middleton, PhD, Assistant Professor of Wildlife Management, UC-Berkley, Justin Suraci, PhD, Lead Scientist at Conservation Science Partners, Land Tawney, President and CEO of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, Laurel Harkness, Executive Director of the Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals, and Leigh Kelley, Land, Livestock, & Resource Manager, Paws Up Ranch in Greenough, Montana and Board Member of the Blackfoot Challenge.