Youth and America’s Great Outdoors

  • February 18, 2011
  • Posted by MCC

“On April 16, 2010, President Obama launched the America’s Great
Outdoors Initiative (AGO). !e President called upon the Departments
of the Interior and Agriculture, the Environmental Protection Agency,
and the White House Council on Environmental Quality to lead the
effort of developing an agenda for 21st-century conservation and for
reconnecting Americans to our nation’s lands and waters.

41 Senior representatives from these agencies and others convened public meetings
across the nation that brought together farmers, ranchers, sporting
enthusiasts, conservationists, business owners, tribal, state and local
government representatives, parents, young people, teachers and others
to share their insights about conservation and about both the challenges
facing our lands and waters and innovative, community-based approaches
to tackle them.

From the start, President Obama recognized the importance of young
people. He directed that “special attention… be given to bringing
young Americans into the conversation” and worried about the fact
that young people today spend about half as much time outdoors as
their parents did. To honor and capture the youth voice, the America’s
Great Outdoors team launched a series of listening sessions aimed to
hear from you—America’s young people.”

Learn what youth had to say.


Comments

I am interested in working with Montana Conservation Corps this Summer [2011] as anE Employee, Camp Counselor, and/or Chief.

Eddie Peterson [Age 24 - 6’7”]

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Posted by Eddie Peterson at March 08 2011

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