First is the nominee for Assistant Secretary for Lands and Minerals in the Department of Interior. President Obama has nominated Janice Schneider, a veteran of the department, to fill the position that has been vacant for more than 2 years.
Montana Senator Jon Tester returned to Washington this week and some say his successful reelection was boosted by his strong support for conservation and the sportsmen’s community, along with his ability to find solutions and reach across the aisle.
Now, thanks to Representative Mike Thompson (D-CA) -- and fellow members of Congress John Garamendi (D-CA) and Lynn Woolsey (D- CA) -- this place can be permanently protected. The Berryessa Snow Mountain National Conservation Act (