Trust for Public Land Statement on Rhea Suh Nomination

Will Rogers, President of The Trust for Public Land, today released the following statement:

“President Obama has made a very good choice in nominating Rhea Suh to be the next Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish, Wildlife and Parks. With her depth of experience in both government and the private sector, Rhea Suh is well prepared for the task of ensuring the protection of our country's natural treasures through programs like the Land and Water Conservation Fund.”

“The recent government shutdown highlighted the importance and popularity of our national parks and public lands and Ms. Suh well understands the need to maintain and build this connection between our American public and our public lands.”

“Her commitment to ensuring successful community-based conservation, from cities to rural landscapes, through a commitment to full funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund bodes well for our ability to address our nation's outdoor recreation and natural resource needs. We hope the Senate acts quickly on this important nomination.”

Founded in 1972, The Trust for Public Land is the leading nonprofit working to conserve land for people. Operating from more than 30 offices nationwide, The Trust for Public Land has protected more than three million acres from the inner city to the wilderness and helped generate more than $34 billion in public funds for conservation. Nearly ten million people live within a ten-minute walk of a Trust for Public Land park, garden, or natural area, and millions more visit these sites every year.