News and Announcements Archive

UDALL FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2014 UDALL SCHOLARS


Posted: 4/28/2014

The Udall Foundation is pleased to announce that 50 students from 47 colleges and universities have been selected as 2014 Udall Scholars. A 14-member independent review committee selected this year's group of Udall Scholars on the basis of commitment to careers in the environment, American Indian health care, or tribal public policy; leadership potential; academic achievement; and record of public service. The review committee also awarded 50 Honorable Mentions.

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UDALL FOUNDATION AWARDS 2014 NATIVE AMERICAN CONGRESSIONAL INTERNSHIPS


Posted: 4/1/2014

The Udall Foundation is pleased to announce that 12 students from 5 tribes and 9 universities have been selected as 2014 Native American Congressional Interns. They were selected by an independent review committee on the basis of academic achievement and a demonstrated commitment to careers in tribal public policy.

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UDALL FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES NEW DIRECTOR OF THE U.S. INSTITUTE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CONFLICT RESOLUTION


Posted: 3/6/2014

The Udall Foundation is pleased to announce Peter B. Williams, Ph.D., is joining the Udall Foundation as the Director of its U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution. Dr. Williams joins the Udall Foundation after 15 years as a public collaboration leader and manager in the U.S. Forest Service.

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Udall Foundation Gap in Appropriations Planning Document 2014


Posted: 9/27/2013

As required by the Office of Management and Budget Circular No. A-11 (2010), the Udall Foundation has established a plan addressing the possible lapse in appropriations for FY 2014 funding. That plan can be found here.


UDALL FOUNDATION NAMES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR


Posted: 9/3/2013

The Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation (Udall Foundation), headquartered in Tucson Arizona, announced the appointment of Phil Lemanski as its new Executive Director.

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Udall Foundation announces first CAP Udall Scholar


Posted: 4/16/2013

The Udall Foundation and the Central Arizona Project (CAP) are pleased to announce that Carol Seanez, a junior at the University of Arizona, has been selected as the first ever CAP Udall Scholarship Award winner. Ms. Seanez, a member of the Navajo Nation, studies physiology and public health at the University of Arizona in Tucson.

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UDALL FOUNDATION AWARDS 2013 NATIVE AMERICAN CONGRESSIONAL INTERNSHIPS


Posted: 4/11/2013

The Udall Foundation is pleased to announce that 12 students from 12 tribes and 11 universities have been selected as 2013 Native American Congressional Interns. They were selected by an independent review committee of nationally recognized Native educators and tribal policy leaders on the basis of academic achievement and a demonstrated commitment to careers in tribal public policy.

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UDALL FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2013 UDALL SCHOLARS


Posted: 3/27/2013

The Udall Foundation is pleased to announce that 50 students from 43 colleges and universities have been selected as 2013 Udall Scholars. A 14-member independent review committee selected this year's group of Udall Scholars on the basis of commitment to careers in the environment, Native American health care, or tribal public policy; leadership potential; academic achievement; and record of public service. The review committee also awarded 50 Honorable Mentions.

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Job Opportunity: General Counsel


Posted: 2/8/2013

The General Counsel has primary responsibility for all legal affairs of the Morris K. and Stewart L. Udall Foundation, fulfilling traditional in-house counsel functions. The General Counsel is selected by the Board of Trustees, reports directly to the Foundation Executive Director, and secondarily to the Chair of the Board of Trustees. The General Counsel provides legal services to the Board, the Executive Director, and all program components.

The position requires the ability to give expert legal advice on a range of issues typically encountered by an independent federal agency (including but not limited to the enabling legislation for the Foundation and U. S. Institute, appropriations law, administrative law, personnel rules, records management, federal contract law (FAR), and the Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts).

The position requires superior oral and writing skills, strong interpersonal skills and good judgment in dealing with management, professional and support staff, and client agencies. Legal guidance to management and staff must promote responsible and ethical conduct in furthering the agency mission. The incumbent will serve as the agency’s Designated Ethics Officer as well as the agency official responsible for further development of the agency’s EEO program. The ideal candidate will possess extensive federal experience such as serving as a federal General Counsel or District Counsel as well as extensive experience in federal contracting compliance utilizing the FAR and the DFAR.

For more information, see:
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/337018900


CLARA L. PRATTE AWARDED THE TERRENCE L. BRACY DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS AWARD


Posted: 5/16/2012

The Udall Foundation is pleased to announce that Clara L. Pratte has been awarded the first ever Terrence L. Bracy Distinguished Alumnus Award. The award recognizes outstanding contributions from Udall alumni in four principal areas of public service: conflict resolution, environmental work, tribal health care (including social services), and tribal public policy.

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UDALL FOUNDATION AWARDS 2012 NATIVE AMERICAN CONGRESSIONAL INTERNSHIPS


Posted: 4/9/2012

The Udall Foundation is pleased to announce that 12 students from 12 tribes and 12 universities have been selected as 2012 Native American Congressional Interns. They were selected by an independent review committee of nationally recognized Native educators and tribal policy leaders on the basis of academic achievement and a demonstrated commitment to careers in tribal public policy.

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FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE TERRENCE L. BRACY DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS AWARD


Posted: 4/2/2012

The Udall Foundation is pleased to announce four finalists for the Terrence L. Bracy Distinguished Alumnus Award. The award recognizes outstanding contributions from Udall alumni in four principal areas of public service: conflict resolution, environmental work, health care (including social services), and tribal public policy.

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UDALL FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2012 UDALL SCHOLARS


Posted: 4/2/2012

The Udall Foundation is pleased to announce 80 students from 70 colleges and universities have been selected as 2012 Udall Scholars. A 14-member independent review committee selected this year's group of Udall Scholars on the basis of commitment to careers in the environment, health care or tribal public policy; leadership potential; and academic achievement. The review committee also awarded 50 Honorable Mentions.

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PARKS IN FOCUS A FINALIST FOR SUMMIT HUT’S BANFF FILM FESTIVAL GRANT


Posted: 2/24/2012

You can help Parks in Focus win a grant from Summit Hut, a locally owned outdoor recreation store in Tucson, by voting online at the link below between now and March 18. Parks in Focus is a finalist for one of two grants that will be awarded in Tucson on March 24 as part of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, during its stop at the Fox Tucson Theatre.

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The Udall Foundation wishes Arizona a Happy 100th Birthday!


Posted: 2/14/2012


Taken by D'Angelo from Tucson, Ariz., age 11

The Stewart L. Udall Parks in Focus program connects underserved middle school youth to nature through digital photography by organizing outdoor outings to local natural areas and week-long immersion trips to national parks. Arizona provides the backdrop for the majority of our excursions and trips. We wish Arizona a happy 100th birthday and look forward to continuing to introduce youth to the beauty of this great state for years to come.

To support us, go here: http://pif.udall.gov/donation/.


Distinguished Alumnus Award


Posted: 2/7/2012

The Udall Foundation invites nominations for The Terrence L. Bracy Distinguished Alumnus Award.

Established in honor of Terry Bracy, Chairman of the Board of Trustees from 1994-2011, the Distinguished Alumnus Award recognizes outstanding contributions from Udall alumni in four principal areas of public service: conflict resolution, environmental work, health care (including social services), and tribal public policy.

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PARKS IN FOCUS HELPS ENCOURAGE A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE FOR LOW INCOME YOUTH IN ARIZONA


Posted: 2/1/2012

For more than 150 kids at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson, 2012 means dusting off their tennis shoes and getting active in the great outdoors with the Stewart L. Udall Parks in Focus Tucson Community Initiative.

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Parks in Focus Give a Kid a Camera Campaign


Posted: 11/15/2011

Youth who participate in Parks in Focus 5-day camping trips get to keep a camera to continue using beyond the trip. To meet the needs of our 2012 programs with outreach to 300+ youth, 120 new cameras need to be purchased by the end of November 2011. Each camera, memory card, camera case package costs $125.

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Summit Hut Decline a Bag Program Benefits Parks in Focus


Posted: 11/9/2011

Summit Hut, a locally owned outdoor recreation store in Tucson, Ariz., operates a Decline a Bag program in which customers who do not take a bag with their purchase are able to donate the cost of the bag to local non-profit organization. The Udall Foundation wishes to thank Summit Hut for designating Parks in Focus as one of the non-profit recipients of the Decline a Bag program from November 2011 through March 18, 2012.


LONGTIME UDALL FOUNDATION CHAIR TO STEP DOWN


Posted: 10/19/2011

Tucson—Terrence L. Bracy, who has chaired the Udall Foundation board of trustees for 17 years, will step down from that role at the end of October 2011. Bracy has led the board of the independent federal agency from its inception in late 1994 to the important government role it plays today.

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Conference: Environmental Diplomacy and Security in International Relations


Posted: 9/26/2011

Registration: www.uvm.edu/ieds/node/522

University of Vermont - Burlington, Vermont USA

October 21 – 23, 2011

Environmental issues are often framed as a source of conflict in terms of resource scarcity. Yet they tend to be relegated as “low politics,” in the larger scheme of international relations. This conference aims to consider ways by which environmental issues can be raised to “high politics of war and peace” to ensure ecological, economic and social sustainability.

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U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution on AZ Public Media’s Arizona Week


Posted: 8/30/2011

On August 26, 2011, Arizona Public Media Reporter Michael Chihak explored the aftermath of Arizona's wildfires and forest restoration on Arizona Week. Chihak interviewed Maggie McCaffrey, a program manager with the U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution about our work with collaborative fire initiatives, including the Four Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI). You can view the program here: http://www.azpm.org/news/story/2011/8/26/2030-episode-33-fire-is-inevitable-to-keep-arizona-wild/


UDALL FOUNDATION, UNIVERSITY OUTREACH OF UM-FLINT AND THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF GREATER FLINT TEAM UP TO CONNECT AREA YOUTH TO NATURE THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY


Posted: 8/18/2011

Last month the Udall Foundation, in partnership with University Outreach at the University of Michigan-Flint, launched a pilot Parks in Focus program to introduce 10 youth from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Flint to area parks through digital photography. Over the last few weeks, participants have explored Ligon Outdoor Center, Max Brandon City Park, Bluebell Beach County Park, Stepping Stone Falls and Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge. The program will culminate with a weekend camping trip to Bay City State Recreation Area (August 19-21). The adventure will be full of firsts for the participants: camping in tents, s’more-making, fishing, bird watching and more.

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Parks in Focus Trip in Michigan


Posted: 8/15/2011

Starting August 10, the Stewart L. Udall Parks in Focus program will commemorate its fifth year of connecting Michigan youth to nature through photography by leading 14 middle school youth on a photographic exploration of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and other scenic sites in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Parks in Focus connects underserved youth to nature through the art of photography. The Udall Foundation not only provides digital cameras to the young participants to use and keep, but also trains program coordinators to execute active, weeklong, learning-intensive outings that explore national parks, wildlife refuges, and other public lands.

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New Parks in Focus Blog


Posted: 7/8/2011

The Stewart L. Udall Parks in Focus program has a new blog! It is located at http://parksinfocus.wordpress.com/. The blog will include information about the summer trips, showcase photos taken during the excursions, and feature commentary by participants, trip coordinators, and partners. You can subscribe to the blog and also follow the Parks in Focus program on Facebook or Twitter.


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UDALL FOUNDATION, TRUENORTH COMMUNITY SERVICES & MECOSTA-OSCEOLA BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS KICK OFF THE 2011 SEASON OF PARKS IN FOCUS MICHIGAN


Posted: 6/23/2011

Starting June 20, the Stewart L. Udall Parks in Focus program will celebrate its fifth year of connecting Michigan youth to nature through photography by leading nine of its past participants on photographic exploration of one of the country’s least visited national parks: Isle Royale National Park. Parks in Focus connects underserved youth to nature through the art of photography. The Udall Foundation not only provides digital cameras to the young participants to use and keep, but also trains trip leaders to execute active, weeklong, learning-intensive outings that explore national parks, wildlife refuges, and other public lands.

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MEDIA ADVISORY -UDALL FOUNDATION AND BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF TUCSON


Posted: 6/18/2011

Starting June 20, the Stewart L. Udall Parks in Focus program will kick off its 2011 summer season with two outdoor immersion trips to northern Arizona with 24 Arizona youth from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson. Parks in Focus connects underserved youth to nature through the art of photography. The Udall Foundation not only provides digital cameras to the young participants to use and keep, but also trains trip leaders to execute active, weeklong, learning-intensive outings that explore national parks, wildlife refuges, and other public lands.

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2011 Udall Fellows Announced


Posted: 5/11/2011

Terrence L. Bracy, Chairman of the Board of the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation, has announced that two Ph.D. candidates have been selected as 2011 Udall Dissertation Fellows. The Fellows were selected by an independent review committee of environmental scholars and professionals.

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The U.S. Institute for Environment Conflict Resolution seeks an experienced Program Associate/Senior Program Associate.


Posted: 4/26/2011

The U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution (U.S. Institute) is a program of the Udall Foundation, an independent federal agency. The U.S. Institute is charged by Congress to assist all parties in resolving environmental, natural resources, and public lands conflicts involving the federal government. The U.S. Institute is seeking an experienced individual for a position of Program Associate or Senior Program Associate on the program staff. The successful applicant will join the staff in managing environmental conflict resolution (ECR) projects where contracted neutrals are the primary service providers.

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Parks in Focus Discussed on Michigan Radio


Posted: 4/18/2011

Michigan Radio, the public broadcasting company at the University of Michigan and National Public Radio affiliate station, recently ran a segment on Morning Edition about the Stewart L. Udall Parks in Focus program. A transcript of the segment can be accessed at http://news.michiganradio.org/post/children-focus-nature.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — April 12, 2011


Posted: 4/12/2011

UDALL FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2011 UDALL SCHOLARS, INCLUDING TEN PURSUING CAREERS IN TRIBAL POLICY AND HEALTH CARE

The Udall Foundation is pleased to announce 80 students from 61 colleges and universities have been selected as 2011 Udall Scholars. Of this group, 10 Scholars are Native American or Alaska Native students.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 4, 2011


Posted: 4/5/2011

Udall Foundation Awards 2011 Native American Congressional Internships

The Udall Foundation is pleased to announce that 12 students from 12 tribes and nine universities have been selected as 2011 Native American Congressional Interns. They were selected by an independent review committee of nationally recognized Native educators and tribal policy leaders on the basis of academic achievement and a demonstrated commitment to careers in tribal public policy.

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UDALL FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2011 UDALL SCHOLARS


Posted: 4/1/2011

The Udall Foundation is pleased to announce 80 students from 61 colleges and universities have been selected as 2011 Udall Scholars. A 14-member independent review committee selected this year's group of Scholars on the basis of commitment to careers in the environment, health care or tribal public policy; leadership potential; and academic achievement. The review committee also awarded 50 Honorable Mentions.

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The U.S. Institute for Environment Conflict Resolution seeks an experienced Senior Program Manager/Facilitator or Program Manager/Facilitator.


Posted: 3/28/2011

The U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution is a program of the Udall Foundation, an independent federal agency. It is charged by Congress to assist all parties in resolving environmental, natural resources, and public lands conflicts involving the federal government. The U.S. Institute is seeking an experienced and entrepreneurial individual for a Senior Program Manager/Facilitator or Program Manager/Facilitator position on the program staff. The successful applicant will manage environmental collaboration and conflict resolution projects where contracted neutrals are the primary service providers, and will also provide direct mediation and/or facilitation services as appropriate.

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Parks in Focus in the Arizona Daily Star


Posted: 3/7/2011

On March 7, 2011, Executive Director Ellen Wheeler published a guest opinion in the Arizona Daily Star entitled "Parks in Focus program teaches kids photography, outdoor adventure."

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New Exhibit and Lecture Series at the University of Arizona Honors Stewart L. Udall’s Legacy


Posted: 1/31/2011

A new exhibit and lecture series at the University of Arizona’s Special Collections commemorates Stewart L. Udall’s legacy. Also on display are photographs from the Stewart L. Udall Parks in Focus Program, which takes young people into national and state parks to inspire appreciation for the beauty of national parks through photography. For his commitment to conservation and national parks, the Parks in Focus Program was renamed for Stewart Udall in 2009.

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Statement by Ellen Wheeler of the Udall Foundation


Posted: 1/12/2011

"Our thoughts are with those impacted by the recent tragedy in our community. We extend our sincere condolences to all of the victims and the families and friends of those who were killed or injured." Ellen Wheeler, Executive Director, Udall Foundation


Udall Scholar Writes Book


Posted: 11/4/2010

Jared Duval, Udall Scholar ’03 and ’04, has written a book entitled Next Generation Democracy: What the Open-Source Revolution Means for Power, Politics, and Change, which will be published on November 9, 2010.

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TUCSON REI AND THE UDALL FOUNDATION ANNOUNCE UPCOMING PHOTO EXHIBIT AND OPEN HOUSE


Posted: 9/21/2010

Tucson REI and the Morris K. and Stewart L. Udall Foundation are pleased to announce a photo exhibit and open house featuring images taken by middle-school youth from Boys & Girls Clubs during trips to national parks and surrounding areas as part of the Stewart L. Udall Parks in Focus program. Tucson youth who participated in the program will be featured.

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ETHERTON GALLERY, BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF TUCSON AND UDALL FOUNDATION ANNOUNCE UPCOMING ART EXHIBIT


Posted: 9/13/2010

The Etherton Gallery, Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson and the Morris K. and Stewart L. Udall Foundation are pleased to announce a photographic art exhibit featuring images taken by middle-school youth during trips to the Grand Canyon and surrounding areas as part of the Stewart L. Udall Parks in Focus program.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - August 12, 2010


Posted: 8/17/2010

Upcoming Stewart L. Udall Parks in Focus Trip in Maine with Boston Youth

There will be a change of scenery for 12 Boston area youth as they go on a photographic journey to Acadia National Park in Maine this summer– a first for many of them.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - August 9, 2010


Posted: 8/11/2010

Stewart L. Udall Parks in Focus Trip in Washington

There will be a change of scenery for 12 Washington youth as they go on a photographic journey to Olympic National Park – a first for many of them. The students, who will be armed with digital cameras, are participating in the Stewart L. Udall Parks in Focus program, which gives young environmental leaders (Udall scholarship alumni) the opportunity to pass their knowledge to participants who might never have seen a national park or spent time exploring a wilderness area.

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Upcoming Grand Canyon in Focus


Posted: 7/20/2010

In late July 2010, 12 Arizona youth will get a once in a lifetime opportunity to explore Grand Canyon National Park with some of our country's most enthusiastic outdoor leaders and photography professionals. The students, selected from a larger group of youth who joined the Stewart L. Udall Parks in Focus program in early June, will spend a week immersed in hands on environmental education and photography activities during Grand Canyon in Focus, a program created through a Udall Foundation and Grand Canyon National Park partnership. Participants will take the lessons learned during a first excursion to several parks in Northern Arizona and apply them to more extensive hikes into the canyon, sunset photography sessions with renowned photographer Gary Ladd, and even a float trip down a stretch of the Colorado River. The group will learn to cook healthy campfire meals and spend each night sleeping under the stars.

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First Ever Stewart L. Udall Parks in Focus Trip in Georgia


Posted: 6/14/2010

There will be a change of scenery for 12 Georgia youths as they go on a camping trip to public lands in Georgia – a first for many of them. The students, who will be armed with digital cameras, are participating in the Stewart L. Udall Parks in Focus program, which gives young environmental leaders (Udall scholarship alumni) the opportunity to pass their knowledge to children who might never have seen a national park or spent time exploring a wilderness area.

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Upcoming Stewart L. Udall Parks in Focus Trips in Arizona


Posted: 6/1/2010

The first week in June will be a change of scenery for 22 Arizona youths as they go on a camping trip to northern Arizona – a first for many of them. The students, who will be armed with digital cameras, are participating in the Stewart L. Udall Parks in Focus program, which gives young environmental leaders (Udall scholarship alumni) the opportunity to pass their knowledge to children who might never have seen a national park or spent time exploring a wilderness area.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 26, 2010


Posted: 5/26/2010

Upcoming Stewart L. Udall Parks in Focus Trip in Arizona

Apache Junction Youth to Travel to Grand Canyon; Many for First Time

The first week in June will be a change of scenery for 12 Apache Junction youths as they go on a camping trip to northern Arizona – a first for many of them. The students, who will be armed with digital cameras, are participating in the Stewart L. Udall Parks in Focus program, which gives young environmental leaders (Udall scholarship alumni) the opportunity to pass their knowledge to children who might never have seen a national park or spent time exploring a wilderness area.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- May 6, 2010


Posted: 5/6/2010

2010 UDALL FELLOWS ANNOUNCED

Terrence L. Bracy, Chairman of the Board of the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation, has announced that two Ph.D. candidates have been selected as 2010 Udall Dissertation Fellows. The Fellows were selected by an independent review committee of environmental scholars and professionals.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 12, 2010


Posted: 4/12/2010

UDALL FOUNDATION AWARDS 2010 NATIVE AMERICAN CONGRESSIONAL INTERNSHIPS IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

Terry Bracy, Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation, has announced that 12 students from 11 tribes and nine universities have been selected as 2010 Native American Congressional Interns. They were selected by an independent review committee of nationally recognized Native American educators and tribal policy leaders on the basis of demonstrated commitment to careers in tribal public policy and academic achievement.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 8, 2010


Posted: 4/8/2010

UDALL FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2010 UDALL SCHOLARS

The Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation is pleased to announce 80 students from 63 colleges and universities have been selected as 2010 Udall Scholars. A 14-member independent review committee selected this year's group of Scholars on the basis of commitment to careers in the environment, health care or tribal public policy; leadership potential; and academic achievement. The review committee also awarded 50 Honorable Mentions.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 6, 2010


Posted: 4/5/2010

UDALL FOUNDATION BEGINS A PILOT PARTNERSHIP WITH THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE TO EXPAND THE STEWART L. UDALL PARKS IN FOCUS PROGRAM

In 2010, the Udall Foundation and the National Park Service will begin a pilot partnership to expand the Udall Foundation’s Stewart L. Udall Parks in Focus Program to include components of the National Trails System.

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The Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation Tribal Plan in Furtherance of President Barack Obama's November 5, 2009 Memorandum on Tribal Consultation


Posted: 3/31/2010

The Udall Foundation submitted to OMB a tribal plan outlining the Foundation's mission and programs that support meaningful engagement of tribal nations.

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Stewart Udall Dies at age 90


Posted: 3/20/2010

“Today Stewart L. Udall departed from the Earth he loved so much, but his spirit will always be with us. His legacy of honor and conservation of the land is a gift to every generation and every part of America. The Udall Foundation is both humbled and proud to carry his work forward.”

Terry L. Bracy, Chair of the Board of Trustees, Udall Foundation

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Posted: 1/20/2010

MILTON BLUEHOUSE, JR., TO JOIN UDALL FOUNDATION'S
U.S. INSTITUTE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CONFLICT RESOLUTION

Milton Bluehouse, Jr., an intergovernmental relations specialist on tribal environmental issues and member of the Navajo Nation, is joining the Udall Foundation's U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution beginning on February 16, 2010. Bluehouse’s primary duties will relate to the work of the U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution's Native Dispute Resolution Network, intercultural and intergovernmental training, and consensus building services on matters involving Native nations and federal agencies.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Posted: 12/22/2009

SUZANNE ORENSTEIN TO BECOME DIRECTOR OF THE
UDALL FOUNDATION'S WASHINGTON, D.C., OFFICE

Suzanne Orenstein, a well known environmental conflict resolution practitioner and manager, has been named to head the Udall Foundation's new Washington, D.C., office beginning on January 4, 2010. Orenstein’s primary duties will relate to the work of the U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution, a major Udall Foundation program.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - NOVEMBER 23, 2009


Posted: 11/23/2009

UDALL FOUNDATION HONORS STEWART L. UDALL

On November 13, the Udall Foundation honored former Secretary of the Interior Stewart Udall and celebrated the addition of his name to the Foundation. Click “read more” to view a video of the event.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - NOVEMBER 13, 2009


Posted: 11/16/2009

UDALL FOUNDATION DEDICATES ITS PARKS IN FOCUS PROGRAM TO STEWART L. UDALL

The Udall Foundation has dedicated its Parks in Focus program to Stewart L. Udall, it was announced Friday, November 13, 2009, in recognition of his commitment to conservation and national parks. The program will be known as the Stewart L. Udall Parks in Focus Program. During his tenure as Secretary of the Interior, he oversaw the addition of four parks, six national monuments, eight seashores and lakeshores, nine recreation areas, 20 historic sites and 56 wildlife refuges to the National Park system.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - November 3, 2009


Posted: 11/4/2009

PRESIDENT SIGNS INTO LAW S. 1818 TO ENHANCE THE UDALL FOUNDATION AND HONOR STEWART L. UDALL

EVENT PLANNED TO HONOR STEWART L. UDALL

Today, President Barack Obama signed into law S. 1818, to enhance the Udall Foundation and simultaneously honor one of the great public servants and foremost environmental visionaries of the era, Stewart L. Udall. The law renames the agency the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation, in recognition of the historic Interior Secretary's contributions to this country.

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CONGRESS ENACTS LEGISLATION TO ENHANCE THE UDALL FOUNDATION AND HONOR STEWART L. UDALL


Posted: 10/21/2009

Today, Congress enacted legislation to enhance the Udall Foundation, located in Tucson, Arizona, and simultaneously honor one of the great public servants and foremost environmental visionaries of the era, Stewart L. Udall.

The bill renames the federal agency the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation, in recognition of the historic Interior Secretary's contributions.

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National Cybersecurity Awareness Month


Posted: 10/19/2009

To help raise awareness among all Americans of online threats, October has been designated National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and we've exposed some of the most common cyber threats in previous blog posts. President Obama continues these efforts in the video below by explaining the importance of cybersecurity and strategies you can take to protect yourself online. To learn more about the strategies mentioned in the video, visit OnGuardOnline.gov and DHS.gov/Cyber.

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THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR AMERICAN INDIAN ENTERPISE DEVELOPMENT TO RECOGNIZE 40 UNDER 40 RECIPIENTS AT 2009 INPRO


Posted: 9/8/2009

Congratulations to former Udall Foundation Native American Congressional Interns - Gabe Galanda (Udall Intern 1998), Jeremy Marshall (Udall Intern 2002), Clara Pratte (Udall Intern 2003) - for being honored by the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development in the group of 40 existing and emerging American Indian professionals under the age of 40.

MESA, AZ. August 24, 2009 – In celebration of their 40th anniversary year, the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) will honor 40 existing and emerging American Indian professionals under the age of 40 at the black-tie Native American 40 Under 40 Recognition Reception to be held at this year’s 2009 Indian Progress in Business Event (INPRO) in Tulsa, OK, on September 18. The “Native American 40 Under 40” award winners are young American Indian professionals from across the nation who have demonstrated leadership, initiative, and dedication to achieve impressive and significant contributions in their businesses, communities, and to Indian Country.

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Morris K. Udall Foundation
Program Manager, Native American Congressional Internship Program and Native American Recruiting


Posted: 8/31/2009

Full-time position based in Tucson, Arizona.

Brief description:

The Udall Foundation's Native American Congressional Internship Program is a ten-week, summer internship for Native Americans and Alaska Natives in Washington, D.C. Interns work in Senate and House offices and federal agencies to gain an insider's view of the federal government. The program provides interns with opportunities to research legislative issues important to tribal communities; exposure to resources available in Washington, DC, for legislative research and tribal policy development; and opportunities to network with key public officials, agency officials, and national tribal advocacy organizations.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - August 26, 2009


Posted: 8/26/2009

NATIONAL PARKS FAMILY EXPO ON AUGUST 29, 2009
TO INCLUDE PARKS IN FOCUS DIGITAL STORIES

On Saturday, August 29, 2009, Arizona Public Media, the Udall Foundation, Friends of Saguaro National Park, the Grand Canyon National Park, and the Western National Parks Association will be hosting the National Parks Family Expo. It is free and open to the public and there will be activities and interactive displays encouraging people to visit and enjoy the U.S. national parks. The Expo runs from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of Centennial Hall on the University of Arizona campus.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - AUGUST 14, 2009


Posted: 8/14/2009

UPCOMING PARKS IN FOCUS TRIP IN NEW JERSEY

Since 1999, Parks in Focus has been connecting underserved youth to nature through the art of photography. With the help of trained Udall Scholarship alumni leaders, the Morris K. Udall Foundation organizes week-long trips to introduce members of local Boys & Girls Clubs, many of whom have never before left their communities, to some of the most beautiful natural landscapes in the country. The Foundation provides digital cameras to the young participants to use and keep and teaches the basics of photography, ecology, and conservation while exploring national parks, wildlife refuges, and other public lands.

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For Immediate Release- August 14, 2009


Posted: 8/14/2009

UPCOMING PARKS IN FOCUS TRIP IN MAINE

Since 1999, Parks in Focus has been connecting underserved youth to nature through the art of photography. With the help of trained Udall Scholarship alumni leaders, the Morris K. Udall Foundation organizes week-long trips to introduce members of local Boys & Girls Clubs, many of whom have never before left their communities, to some of the most beautiful natural landscapes in the country. The Foundation provides digital cameras to the young participants to use and keep and teaches the basics of photography, ecology, and conservation while exploring national parks, wildlife refuges, and other public lands.

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News Release - For Immediate Release - July 30, 2009


Posted: 7/30/2009

UDALL FOUNDATION HOSTS ORIENTATION IN TUCSON, ARIZONA, FOR THE 2009 UDALL SCHOLAR CLASS

From August 5-9, 2009, 80 students from 66 colleges and universities will assemble in Tucson, Arizona for an orientation of the 2009 Udall Scholars. This strong class of Udall Scholars was selected from among 515 candidates nominated by 233 colleges and universities. Seventy Scholars intend to pursue careers related to the environment. Six Native American/Alaska Native Scholars intend to pursue careers in tribal public policy; four Native American/Alaska Native Scholars will study healthcare.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - JULY 16, 2009


Posted: 7/16/2009

UPCOMING PARKS IN FOCUS TRIP IN WASHINGTON

Since 1999, Parks in Focus has been connecting underserved youth to nature through the art of photography. With the help of trained Udall Scholarship alumni leaders, the Morris K. Udall Foundation organizes week-long trips to introduce members of local Boys & Girls Clubs, many of whom have never before left their communities, to some of the most beautiful natural landscapes in the country. The Foundation provides digital cameras to the young participants to use and keep and teaches the basics of photography, ecology, and conservation while exploring national parks, wildlife refuges, and other public lands.

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Position Announcement
Program Manager, Native American and Alaska Native Program Morris K. Udall Foundation
U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution


Posted: 6/12/2009

The U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution (U.S. Institute) is a program of the Morris K. Udall Foundation, a federal agency dedicated to honoring the legacy of the late Congressman Udall in consensus-building, environmental policy and Native American affairs. The U.S. Institute was created by Congress as an impartial, non-partisan service organization to assist in resolving environmental, natural resources, and public lands conflicts involving the federal government. It is located in Tucson, Arizona, and works nationally in a variety of program areas, drawing on its national referral resources. The U.S. Institute is funded by a combination of appropriations and revenues generated by its services. See www.ecr.gov for more information on the U.S. Institute. The U.S. Institute seeks to expand its Native American and Alaska Native Program with the addition of a Program Manager.

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UPCOMING PARKS IN FOCUS TRIPS IN ARIZONA


Posted: 6/1/2009

Since 1999, Parks in Focus has been connecting underserved youth to nature through the art of photography. With the help of trained Udall Scholarship alumni leaders, the Morris K. Udall Foundation organizes week-long trips to introduce members of local Boys & Girls Clubs, many of whom have never before left their communities, to some of the most beautiful natural landscapes in the country. The Foundation provides digital cameras to the young participants to use and keep and teaches the basics of photography, ecology, and conservation while exploring national parks, wildlife refuges, and other public lands.

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Remarks of Secretary Salazar at the Opening Reception of the Parks in Focus Exhibit at the Department of the Interior Museum on April 20, 2009 (As Prepared for Delivery)


Posted: 5/31/2009

Almost exactly three floors above us, there is an office once occupied by a biologist and writer for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Her name was Rachel Carson. In an essay published in 1956, she wrote the following words about the importance of getting children into the great outdoors.

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2009 UDALL FELLOWS ANNOUNCED


Posted: 5/15/2009

Terrence L. Bracy, Chairman of the Board of the Morris K. Udall Foundation, has announced that two Ph.D. candidates have been selected as 2009 Udall Dissertation Fellows. The Fellows were selected by an independent review committee of environmental scholars and professionals.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 14, 2009


Posted: 4/14/2009

JOHN LESHY, THE HARRY D. SUNDERLAND DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR OF REAL PROPERTY LAW AT UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA HASTINGS COLLEGE OF LAW TO SPEAK TO THE MORRIS K. UDALL FOUNDATION BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND GUESTS ON THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2009

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - APRIL 6, 2009


Posted: 4/6/2009

THE MORRIS K. UDALL FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES THE 2009 UDALL SCHOLARS

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Grand Canyon National Park Launches New Youth Program with New Partners


Posted: 4/2/2009

Grand Canyon, Ariz. - Grand Canyon National Park and the Morris K. Udall Foundation (Udall Foundation), an independent federal agency based in Tucson, Arizona, recently formalized their partnership when they signed a Memorandum of Understanding in January 2009. The two organizations have collaborated since 1999 through a program known as Parks in Focus, which exposes middle school children to the natural environment through photography while on educational trips to national parks and other public lands. With their new partnership the two organizations hope to increase collaboration and expand the educational program opportunities at Grand Canyon National Park to reach more youth from Arizona.

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Legislation Introduced to Enhance Udall Foundation and Honor Stewart L. Udall


Posted: 3/31/2009

Legislation was introduced yesterday in the U.S. House and Senate that would authorize additional resources for the programs of the Morris K. Udall Foundation, a federal agency based in Tucson, while honoring Stewart L. Udall, former Secretary of the Interior.

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Arizona Illustrated Interview


Posted: 3/20/2009

On February 2, 2009, Bill Buckmaster of Arizona Illustrated hosted a segment on the Morris K. Udall Foundation. Buckmaster interviewed Terrence L. Bracy, Chair of the Board of Trustees, and Ellen Wheeler, Executive Director, about the Foundation's role with the new Obama Administration and pending legislation to expand the role of the Foundation in the future.

http://tv.azpm.org/kuat/segments/2009/2/2/kuat-udall-foundation/

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Posted: 3/19/2009

For Further Information Contact: Libby Washburn (520) 901-8506 or Colin Ben (520) 901-8568

MORRIS K. UDALL FOUNDATION AWARDS 2009 NATIVE AMERICAN CONGRESSIONAL INTERNSHIPS IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

Terrence L. Bracy, Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Morris K. Udall Foundation, has announced that 13 students from 10 tribes and 9 universities have been selected as 2009 Native American Congressional Interns. They were selected by an independent review committee of nationally recognized Native American educators and tribal policy leaders on the basis of demonstrated commitment to careers in tribal public policy and academic achievement. The Foundation received a record number of applicants this year and this group of interns represents one of the strongest classes the Udall Foundation has seen since starting the program in 1996.

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MORRIS K. UDALL FOUNDATION AND FIRST ALASKANS INSTITUTE RENEW PARTNERSHIP TO BENEFIT YOUNG ALASKA NATIVE LEADERS


Posted: 12/20/2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact Libby Washburn at 520.901.8506 or Washburn@udall.gov for additional information

The Morris K. Udall Foundation has entered into another partnership with First Alaskans Institute to increase Alaska Native participation in the Udall Foundation's Native American Congressional Internship Program.

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"Best Practices for Stakeholder Engagement in Water Resources Planning"


Posted: 12/20/2008

University of Arizona Student Union Memorial Center Ballroom
Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The Water Resources Research Center at The University of Arizona, the Morris K. Udall Foundation, and the Arizona Water Institute will be co-hosting a conference entitled Best Practices for Stakeholder Engagement in Water Resource Planning on March 17, 2009.

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Press Release


Posted: 10/17/2008

Mark Schaefer accepts leadership of the US Institute for the Environmental Conflict Resolution

Mark Schaefer photo

Mark Schaefer, who has held high-level science and environmental policy positions in the federal and nonprofit sectors, has been named to head the Tucson-based U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution (U.S. Institute). Schaefer's title will be deputy executive director for environmental conflict resolution of the Morris K. Udall Foundation, which is the parent agency for the U.S. Institute.

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Press Release


Posted: 4/8/2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For Further Information Contact:
Melissa Millage (520) 901-8562

2008 Udall Scholars Announced

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Press Release


Posted: 4/8/2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For Further Information Contact:
Colin Ben (520) 901-8568

Morris K. Udall Foundation Awards 2008 Native American Congressional Internships in Washington, DC.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Posted: 5/14/2007

For Further Information Contact:
Jane Curlin (520) 901-8565

2007 Udall Fellows Announced

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Press Release


Posted: 4/20/2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For Further Information Contact: Colin Ben (520) 901-8568

Morris K. Udall Foundation Awards 2007 Native American Congressional Internships in Washington, DC.

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Press Release


Posted: 4/5/2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For Further Information Contact: Melissa Millage (520) 901-8562

2007 Udall Scholars Announced

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C-Span to air talks by Mark and Tom Udall


Posted: 11/14/2006

C-Span will air remarks by Congressmen Mark Udall (D-CO) and Tom Udall (D-NM) on its "American Perspectives" program. The program was filmed at the 2006 Scholar Orientation in Tucson, Arizona, during the Launch of the Foundation's Ten-Year Celebration of Public Service. The congressmen spoke on the importance of public service and participated in a question and answer session moderated by Foundation Chair Terry Bracy.

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"Celebration of Service" kicks off at Scholar Orientation


Posted: 9/26/2006

The Foundation kicked off its year-long celebration of public service in Tucson on August 3, 2006, at its annual Scholar Orientation Weekend. Mo's family members, friends, and former staffers joined current Scholars and program alumni in paying tribute to a solid record of Udall public service, and to the continuing legacy. About 300 guests heard keynote talks by the two Udalls currently in Congress -- U.S. Rep. Mark Udall, D-CO, Morris Udall's son, and U.S. Rep. Tom Udall, D-NM, son of former Interior Secretary Stewart L. Udall. (Visit the site...)

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Our Ten-Year Celebration of Public Service


Posted: 8/1/2006

The Morris K. Udall Foundation will mark the 10th anniversary of its Education Programs through a yearlong series of public service projects nationwide, which will be created and carried out by current and past Udall Scholars, Interns and Fellows. This "Celebration of Public Service" is inspired by the legacy of Morris K. Udall, whose career was distinguished by civility, integrity and consensus and dedicated to the highest ideals of public service.

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Stewart Udall: Advocate for the Earth
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