|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
|Date:||December 6, 2012|
|Contact:||Perry Wheeler, Senior Media Relations Coordinator, National Parks Conservation Association, 202-419-3712 or firstname.lastname@example.org|
Former Deputy Secretary of the Interior Lynn Scarlett Joins Board of National Parks Group
Washington, D.C. – Lynn Scarlett, former Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior, has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA). The board is the governing body for the nonprofit national parks watchdog organization.
“We are honored to have Lynn Scarlett join our Board of Trustees,” said NPCA President Tom Kiernan. “During her time at Interior, she fought tirelessly for our national parks and continues to do so today. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our organization.”
Currently, Scarlett works as Visiting Scholar and Co-Director of the Center for Management of Ecological Wealth at Resources for the Future on issues pertaining to ecosystem services, landscape-scale conservation, and climate adaptation. From 2005 to 2009, Scarlett served as Deputy Secretary and Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. Department of the Interior. Prior to that, she worked for four years as the Department’s Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget. She also served as Acting Secretary of the Department for two months in 2006.
Ms. Scarlett initiated Interior’s Cooperative Conservation Task Force in 2002 and chaired the Department's Climate Change Task Force. She oversaw development of a federal guidance on adaptive management.
Scarlett now serves as co-convening author of the Decision Support Chapter of the National Climate Assessment. She is the author or co-author of recent publications on climate change adaptation; urban greening; large landscape conservation; conservation provisions of the Farm Bill, the Endangered Species Act, offshore oil issues; and ecosystem services.
Since 1919, the nonpartisan NPCA has been the leading voice of the American people in the fight to safeguard our National Park System. NPCA, its members, and partners work together to protect the park system and preserve our nation's natural, historical, and cultural heritage for generations to come. For more information, visit www.npca.org.
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