[Assignment: 48-DPA-SOI_K_Coop_Con_Sum_6-26-06] Secretary Dirk Kempthorne [joining Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Stephen Johnson, and Undersecretary of Commerce for Ocenas and Atmosphere Conrad Lautenbacher in White House-hosted] meeting [with private-sector leaders to discuss concepts for proposed] cooeprative conservation legislation. [Under discussion were proposals focusing on improving forest health, enchancing marine and coastal habitat, promoting landscape-scale conservation, and cleaning up abandoned hardrock mining sites.] [48-DPA-SOI_K_Coop_Con_Sum_6-26-06_DSC_0001.JPG]