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Udall, Heinrich To Speak At Press Conference On Improving Access To Public Lands, Permanently Reauthorizing Land And Water Conservation Fund

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – On Tuesday, May 29, at 11 a.m., U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich will join the National Wildlife Federation, Wilderness Land Trust, Partnership for Responsible Business, Santa Ana Pueblo, and a number of other local conservation leaders and organizations to announce major gains towards improving access to public lands in New Mexico, including opening the Sabinoso Wilderness to the public and the many successes of the Land and Water Conservation Fund. The event will take place at the Petroglyph National Monument Visitor Center in Albuquerque.

The Land and Water Conservation Fund is one of the nation’s oldest and most successful conservation programs. Senators Udall and Heinrich have long advocated for the permanent reauthorization and full funding of LWCF. This vital program expires on September 30, 2018.

***Press interested in attending should RSVP to press@heinrich.senate.govor call (202) 228-1578.***

WHO: U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.)
               U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.)
               Collin O’Mara, President and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation
               Brad Borst, President of the Wilderness Land Trust
               Santa Ana Pueblo Governor Glenn Tenorio
               Andrew Black, Director of Community Relations, New Mexico Wildlife Federation
               Karen Fisher, Chair of the Board of Directors, Wilderness Land Trust 
               Rock Ulibarri, San Miguel County Commissioner
               Alexandra Merlino, Partnership for Responsible Business 
               Eva Gulin, Youth Ambassador, Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge 
WHAT: Press Conference On Improving Access to New Mexico's Public Lands
WHEN: Tuesday, May 29, at 11 a.m.
WHERE: Petroglyph National Monument Visitor Center, Western Trail NW, Albuquerque, N.M. 87120 [MAP]