Date: Wed, 02/06/2013 Contact:Chris Wood, President and CEO, Trout Unlimited, (571) 274-0601 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Trout Unlimited CEO lauds pick of REI's Jewell Press statement from Chris Wood, president and CEO, Trout Unlimited: "Sally Jewell would make a great Secretary of Interior. Her background suggests that she would bring needed balance to energy development on public lands. Her stewardship of REI demonstrates that she understands the interests of anglers and hunters and would serve as an aggressive advocate within the White House for protecting fish and game habitat and hunting and angling opportunity. She is a practical, no-nonsense leader who would bring a sense of purpose to implementing the oil and gas reforms that have remained largely on the shelf. She is a strong pick." --- Trout Unlimited is a non-profit organization with more than 147,000 members dedicated to conserving, protecting and restoring North America's trout and salmon fisheries and their watersheds. Follow TU on the TU blog, on Facebook, and on Twitter via @TroutUnlimited.