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Interior Department Announces Historic Launch of the Foundation for America's Public Lands

Foundation will leverage public, private funds to benefit BLM-managed public lands

The following is the text of a January 19, 2022, news release from the Department of the Interior.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Taking historic action that will benefit the nation’s public lands for generations to come, the Foundation for America’s Public Lands launched at a virtual event featuring remarks by Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Department leaders. This congressionally chartered, non-profit foundation authorized by Congress in 2017 will help leverage public and private dollars to conserve, protect and restore lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management for the benefit of the American people.

“It is a privilege and honor to manage America’s public lands for the benefit of current and future generations. To do that right, we need a Bureau of Land Management ready for the future, not just with the right personnel, structure and resources but also with a support system of outside partners collaborating on its success,” said Secretary Haaland. “I’m proud to appoint visionary leaders who will take on the enormous task of building the Foundation from the ground up to create this legacy and ensuring that its work is closely aligned with the agency’s mission and priorities.”


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