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Video: Obama On Outdoors Initiative

The President talks about preserving wild lands, getting kids outside, and Teddy Roosevelt

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While Obama’s track record on wilderness is mixed (let’s face it—he’s had a pretty full plate), he’s regularly expressed his intentions to keep it top-of-mind in his administration. To wit: He gave a press conference on Wednesday covering nature preservation, getting kids outside, and the legacy of Teddy Roosevelt. Watch:

Maybe BACKPACKER can introduce Obama next time? I mean, if REI can do it…

—Ted Alvarez

Whitehouse.gov via The Goat