Conservation as life…

Sally Jewell

Sally Jewell, born in 1956, was the 51st United States Secretary of the Interior, the second woman to hold this position. Inspired at the early age of nine by her love of the outdoors Sally began a lifelong path towards conservation and environmental protection. As Secretary of the Interior, Ms. Jewell established a process to offset large development projects with conservation, working within the 1906 Antiquities Act to preserve land. During her tenure, Ms. Jewell increased youth involvement kicking off the Every Kid Every Park program. This program gave fourth grade students, and their families a one-year pass to every national park. Sally approved the first phase of the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan, renamed North America’s tallest peak Denali, and streamlined the permitting process for youth organizations seeking backcountry permits. Sally Jewell’s love for the outdoors helped her move forward with conservation and protection of our public lands.