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Published June 02, 2010, 12:00 AM

Conservation meeting


From left, Gov. Brian Schweitzer; Melanie Parker, a land owner/outfitter in the Swan Valley and executive director for Northwest Connection a non-profit conservation group; Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and U.S. Sen. Max Baucus laugh during the start of a listening tour near Ovando, Mont. on Tuesday June 1, 2010. The sessions are looking for local ideas for a new conservation agenda requested by President Obama called the "Great American Outdoor Initiative" intended to manage working landscapes and for promote access to public lands. (AP Photo/The Independent Record, Eliza Wiley)
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