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National Landscape Conservation System

NLCS Director Carl Rountree
U.S. Department of the Interior
NLCS Director Carl Rountree

By Dan Bammes

Washington, DC – The National Landscape Conservation System has been around for a decade, but its profile was raised just last month when the Secretary of the Interior issued a new order making conservation the highest priority for its management. The NLCS includes all the wilderness areas, wilderness study areas, national conservation areas and national monuments managed by the Bureau of Land Management.

The order also elevates the status of Carl Rountree, the NLCS director. KUER's Dan Bammes talks to Director Rountree about the new emphasis on conservation and managing landscapes across boundaries.

National Landscape Conservation System website

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