I attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Rocky Mountain Station Laboratory in Fort Collins a few weeks ago and when I heard this speech I thought it was an excellent insight on his vision and priorities. Note his beginning discussion of the importance of outdoor recreation to the US public and to rural economies. And the importance of forests to reducing greenhouse gases through the use biomass for fuel. It is very exciting for a Secretary of Agriculture to show this kind of passion for, interest in, and knowledge about our forests.
Here’s the Youtube link.