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Lynn Scarlett - Biography
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Lynn Scarlett was confirmed as Deputy Secretary of the Department of the Interior on November 2005, a post she took on after 4 years as the Department's Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget. She served as Acting Secretary of the Department upon the resignation of former Secretary Gale Norton effective April 1, until the confirmation of Secretary Dirk Kempthorne on May 26, of 2006. She serves on the Executive Committee of the President's Management Council.

Ms. Scarlett coordinates Interior's environmental policy initiatives to implement the President's executive order on cooperative conservation, serving on the White House Cooperative Conservation Task Force. From June 2003-2004, she chaired the federal Wildland Fire Leadership Council, an interagency and intergovernmental forum for implementing the National Fire Plan and 10-Year Implementation Plan. She co-chairs the President and First Lady's Preserve America initiative on historic preservation and heritage tourism. She also co-chairs the Recreation Fee Leadership Council, a federal interagency group to coordinate recreation fee policy and practices on federal lands. She serves on the Board of Trustees of the Udall Foundation as the Department of the Interior representative.

Prior to joining the Bush Administration in July 2001, she was President of the Los Angeles-based Reason Foundation, a nonprofit current affairs research and communications organization.

Ms. Scarlett is author of numerous publications on incentive-based environmental policies. Ms. Scarlett received her B.A. and M.A. in political science from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she also completed her Ph.D. coursework and exams in political science and political economy.

Acting Secretary Scarlett opens the 2006 Junior Duck Stamp Contest. April 19, 2006. Standing in front of the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad in the Village of Peninsula, Deputy Secretary Scarlett told those gathered "the ATPPL Program will help us develop new alternatives for enjoying our parks and public lands while protecting our resources." [NPS Photo]. (August 28, 2006)
Acting Secretary Scarlett opens the 2006 Junior Duck Stamp Contest. April 19, 2006. Opening of the 2006 Junior Duck Stamp Contest. (April 19, 2006)
Acting Secretary Scarlett celebrates Earth Day at a long abandoned mine site in Pennsylvania and announces the reopening of fish passage on 811 miles of waterways.April 21, 2006 Earth Day Celebration at a long abandoned mine site in Pennsylvania and announcement of the reopening of fish passage on 811 miles of waterways. (April 21, 2006)
Interior Acting Secretary Scarlett Commemorates the Centennial of the 1906 Earthquake in San Francisco as a featured speaker at the largest conference of earthquake scientists ever assembled. April 18, 2006 Commemorating the Centennial of the 1906 Earthquake in San Francisco as a featured speaker at the largest conference of earthquake scientists ever assembled. (April 18, 2006)
Acting Secretary Scarlett celebrates Earth Day at a long abandoned mine site in Pennsylvania and announces the reopening of fish passage on 811 miles of waterways.April 21, 2006. Celebrates International Migratory Bird Day 2006 by joining famed birder and author Kenn Kaufman (front left) on a bird walk at the National Arboretum. (May 8, 2006)
Interior Acting Secretary Scarlett Commemorates the Centennial of the 1906 Earthquake in San Francisco as a featured speaker at the largest conference of earthquake scientists ever assembled. April 18, 2006 With First Lady Laura Bush, Mesa Verde Superintendent Larry Wiese and National Park Service Director Fran Mainella, at the Mesa Verde Centennial Celebration. (May 23, 2006)
 

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