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95-MOU-102

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

between

THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY ("TWDC")

and the

UNITED STATED DEPARTMENT OF AGRCULTURE
FOREST SERVICE ('FS')

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE ('NRCS')

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
ARMY CORP OF ENGINEERS ('COE')

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF RECLAMATION ('BOR')

UNITED STATED DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE ('FWS')

UNITED STATED DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

This Memorandum of Understanding ('MOU') is made and entered into between THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY a California corporation herein referred to as 'TWDC', and the UNITED STATES DEPARTMENTS OF.... (see above)...

I. PURPOSE

The purpose of this MOU is to establish a general framework for coordination and cooperation between the FS, NRCS, COE, BLM, BOR, FWS, NPS and TWDC.

This agreement will provide a foundation for the FS, NRCS, COE, BLM, BOR, FWS, NPS and TWDC to work together in partnership on issues of common interest and upon which the cooperators can jointly plan and carry out mutually beneficial programs and activities consistent with each organizations mission and objectives.

II. BACKGROUND

(This section provided general background statements about each organization involved in this agreement. Information about governmental organizations appears in the original version of this document, but was not transcribed.)

The Walt Disney Company is a diversified international entertainment company with operations in the following businesses, theme parks and resorts, film entertainment and consumer products.

III. STATEMENT OF MUTUAL BENEFITS

The FS, NRCS, COE, BLM, BOR, FWS and NPS are dedicated to wise management of our Nation's natural and cultural resources and, as such, have a responsibility to increase the public's knowledge, awareness and appreciation of those resources.

The Walt Disney Company is dedicated to integrating business needs with environmental values and concerns and communicating the need to conserve resources to the public.

The FS, NRCS, COE, BLM, BOR, FWS, NPS and TWDC agree that it is to their mutual benefit to work cooperatively, whenever possible, on issues of common interest to promote public knowledge, awareness and commitments to sustaining natural resources.

IV. RESPONSIBILITIES

The FS, NRCS, COE, BLM, BOR, FWS, NPS and TWDC agree to:

A. Work together to assess, plan and carry out activities that furthur the purpose of this MOU. Focus areas will include joint environmental education/interpretation efforts with an initial focus on meeting the needs of urban and disadvantaged youth.

B. Explore avenues for conducting joint research on issues of common interest which emphasize an ecosystem approach to natural resource management.

C. As desirable and appropriate, exchange information and resource expertise on natural resource management issues.

D. Explore avenues to share training opportunities.

E. As desirable and appropriate, exchange information and expertise on the Americans with Disabilities Act, including issues of universal access.

V. IT IS MUTUALLY AGREED AND UNDERSTOOD ....

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7. The principle conact for this MOU from TWDC is:

Kym Murphy
The Walt Disney Company
500 South Buena Vista Street
Burbank CA 91521
818-549-2320

8. The principle contacts for this MOU from the Federal agencies are:

Brent Botts (now replaced by David Harmer)
USDA Forest Service
202-205-1035

Rosann Durrah
Natural Resources Conservation Service
202-720-4072

Darrell E. Lewis
U.S. Army Corp of Engineers
202-761-1788

Vicki Dixon
USDI Bureau of Land Management
202-452-7735

Bruce Brown
Bureau of Reclamation
202-208-5204

Chris Dlugokenski
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
703-358-1777

William Spitzer
Natioal Park Service
202-343-3780

 


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