Gov. Bill Ritter, reporters, experts discuss climate change and public lands, May 3 at National Press Club

Apr 30, 2018

Washington Monument

Hallie Smith, Wilderness Society intern
On May 3, The Wilderness Society will host a panel discussion about the role of U.S. public lands in the climate change problem and solution. The panel will include journalists, former Colorado Governor Bill Ritter and several policy experts.

Media advisory for May 3


  • Dino Grandoni (moderator) - Reporter, The Washington Post
  • Bill Ritter, Jr. Director, Center for the New Energy Economy, former Governor of Colorado
  • Rebecca Leber - Reporter, Mother Jones
  • David J. Hayes - Executive Director, State Energy & Environmental Impact Center and former Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Interior
  • Ann M. Bartuska - Vice President for Land, Water, and Nature at Resources for the Future and former Deputy Under Secretary for Research, U.S. Department of Agriculture

WHERE: National Press Club, 529 14th Street Northwest, 13th Floor, First Amendment Lounge, Washington, DC 20045

WHEN: Thursday, May 3, 2018, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM EDT, Program starts at 9:00

WHAT: This is the second in a series of panel discussions hosted by The Wilderness Society that aim to provide resources and context for journalists’ work on energy, environment and climate issues.  Experts in policy and journalism discuss how these issues may play out in 2018 and beyond, especially in the content of public lands, which are central to many of the topics.

RSVP here

Details, contact: Alex Thompson, Communications Manager, The Wilderness Society, 1615 M Street, NW, Washington DC 20036; Office: 202.429.3940; Cell: 860.416.0564

The Wilderness Society, founded in 1935, is the leading conservation organization working to protect wilderness and inspire Americans to care for our wild places. With more than one million members and supporters, The Wilderness Society has led the effort to permanently protect 109 million acres of wilderness and to ensure sound management of our shared national lands.