Durango, CO–The Conservation Lands Foundation is the only organization whose mission is to ensure the Bureau of Land Management upholds its mandate to protect National Conservation Lands. CLF’s executive director Brian Sybert applauded the Senate’s vote today confirming Tracy Stone-Manning as the first Senate-confirmed director of the Bureau of Land Management since 2017:
“The only way America will be able to address the climate and nature crises is through responsible stewardship of our public lands and to achieve that America needs a dynamic and consensus-building leader at the Bureau of Land Management. Tracy Stone-Manning is that leader, and with her in place as director, the vital work of improving the health of America’s public lands can move forward.
“Ms. Stone-Manning has illustrated throughout her career her ability to find common ground among different perspectives, and that she sees clearly the need to strengthen the reciprocal relationship between land and people.
“She brings the collaborative leadership and experience that’s needed to ensure the Bureau of Land Management achieves the vision and meets the challenge President Biden and Secretary Haaland have put forth in their America the Beautiful Initiative.
“We and our Friends Grassroots Network are excited to get to work with Director Stone-Manning and the talented team at the Bureau of Land Management on the hundreds of community-driven public land stewardship projects that are desperately needed for our communities, our nation, and nature to thrive.”
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