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US Interior chief plans California talks on water, wildlife

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 17:  U.S. Secretary of Interior nominee, Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-MT), testifies during his confirmation hearing before Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee January 17, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The former Navy SEAL commander is expected to face questions on whether federal government can transfer land to states or private ownership.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 17: U.S. Secretary of Interior nominee, Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-MT), testifies during his confirmation hearing before Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee January 17, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The former Navy SEAL commander is expected to face questions on whether federal government can transfer land to states or private ownership. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is planning a trip to California.

Zinke will meet with Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday and visit Interior Department offices in Sacramento to start his two-day swing through California. He's also scheduled to visit Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks.

Interior Department spokeswoman Heather Swift says Zinke plans to discuss water, wildlife and public lands during his meeting with Brown.

Zinke is a former Navy SEAL and Montana congressman appointed by President Donald Trump. As Interior secretary, he oversees 400 million acres of public land, mostly in the West.