July 8, 2008
Geotourism Conservation Pact is Signed
Five U.S. governmental agencies and the National Geographic Society have signed an agreement promoting geotourism.
With the goal of better preserving and enhancing the natural and cultural heritage of the nation's public lands and waters, the agreement was signed Tuesday during a ceremony in Washington.
Signatories to the pact include senior leaders of National Geographic, the U.S. Department of the Interior, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and their agencies, including the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Forest Service.