Patagonia’s Freedom to Roam Chief to Testify Before Congress

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RidgewayPatagonia’s own Rick Ridgeway will be addressing the House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands on “The Role of Federal Lands in Combating Climate Change,”  2 pm EST on Tuesday, March 3.

Rick will be speaking on behalf of Patagonia and as a founder of Freedom to Roam, a coalition of businesses, conservation organizations, recreation and sportsmen’s groups, and government officials working together to promote wildlife corridors.

Rick will present wildlife corridors across public lands as a solution to wildlife habitat shifts due to climate change. He will suggest that the federal government should create a legal definition for corridors, identify critical corridors across the United States, designate key corridors, and create funding sources for their protection.

Check out the link below for a live webcast:

http://resourcescommittee.house.gov/index.php?option=com_jcalpro&Itemid=58&e

[Rick Ridgeway, Patagonia’s VP of Environmental Initiatives, giving the Freedom to Roam presentation at the Western Governors Meeting in Jackson, WY. Center for the Arts Pavilion. Saturday PM, 6/28/2008 Photo: Joe Riis]

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