Following some social mingling among themselves and with a handful of RMEF employees, Kornze emphasized the importance of BLM’s relationship with RMEF.
“They have just crossed the incredible mark of a billion dollars of conservation work and over $100 million of that has been in partnership with us,” said Kornze. (His complete remarks are below.)
RMEF Vice President of Lands and Conservation Blake Henning offered a Power Point presentation highlighting RMEF’s mission, accomplishments and the cooperative BLM-RMEF work carried out across a number of different states. BLM staffers also asked questions, provided comments and then enjoyed a tour of RMEF headquarters.
Neil Kornze comments:
|BLM Director Neil Kornze|
They have just crossed the incredible mark of a billion dollars of conservation work and over $100 million of that has been in partnership with us. One of the specific things that I really love that they’re pushing is recreational access through the Land and Water Conservation Fund. We got a three-year extension of that authorization recently. We need to do more. There are great leaders like RMEF, like Senator (Martin) Heinrich from New Mexico that are really pushing on making sure that money is used for access and public lands that are locked up or otherwise would not be accessible to the public.
So much work is going on here. We appreciate the partnership. Thanks for having us.