President Obama: Speech at White House Conference on Conservation (Video) March 2, 2012

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Watch President Barack Obama’s speech at the White House Conference on Conservation video on Fri. March 2, 2012. Entitled “Growing America’s Outdoor Heritage and Economy,” it takes place at the U.S Department of the Interior and is streamed live online starting at 12:00 p.m ET and ending at 5:30 p.m. ET. The President will deliver an address at 5:15 p.m. Watch live stream video below of the speech and/or the conference itself. Thereafter check back for the full replay video and transcript text.

Link for mobile viewing. Live web-feed video is above. The video stream (for the President’s speech only) is also available at CNN Live and CNN for iPhone and iPad app. Find more mobile viewing options with the White House iPad and iPhone app and Android app; all are a free download. Live coverage of the conference begins at 12 p.m. ET (9 a.m. PT) and the President will deliver remarks, as mentioned, at 5:15 p.m. ET (2:15 p.m. PT).

The White House Conference on Conservation: Growing America’s Outdoor Heritage and Economy will be attended by Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior, Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture, Nancy Sutley, Chair, White House Council on Environmental Quality, Lisa P. Jackson, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency and Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works).

According to the official statement:

“the White House will host a conference to spotlight the community-driven conservation efforts that have taken root across the country and to discuss how to build on their success. The conference, Growing America’s Outdoor Heritage and Economy, will explore the link between conservation and strong local economies through tourism, outdoor recreation, and healthy lands, waters and wildlife.

The conference is expected to bring together boaters, hunters, anglers, farmers, ranchers, land conservationists, historic preservationists, outdoor recreationists, small business owners, local governments, tribal leaders and other key stakeholders from around the nation to strengthen partnerships and identify next steps in spurring and supporting successful conservation projects. For more information on participants, please see below.

As part of President Obama’s America’s Great Outdoors Initiative, the Administration is opening up recreational access to lands and waters, supporting the creation of urban parks and trails, increasing youth employment in conservation jobs and making historic investments in large landscapes such as the Everglades. The initiative is empowering locally-led conservation and outdoor recreation efforts, from supporting the working landscapes of the Dakota Grasslands and the Flint Hills in Kansas, to designating the Fort Monroe National Monument in Virginia, to countless other success stories across the country.”

Continue reading at, for complete schedule details, agenda and the full list of participants and biography details.

Today’s complete itinerary is here: President Obama official schedule and guidance, March 2, 2012.

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