Durango, CO–The Conservation Lands Foundation’s executive director Brian Sybert  issued the following statement after the vote on Tracy Stone-Manning’s nomination as director of the Bureau of Land Management in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee:

“The Bureau of Land Management has been without a Senate-confirmed director since 2017, and we urge the Senate to approve Tracy Stone-Manning’s nomination quickly so that the vital work of improving the health of America’s public lands can move forward. 

“The Bureau of Land Management will play an outsized role in how the country’s public lands will address the climate and biodiversity crises and Ms. Stone-Manning brings the vision, collaborative leadership, experience and balanced approach that’s needed to ensure the Bureau of Land Management meets the challenge.   

“Ms. Stone-Manning’s career accomplishments are proof of her ability to find common ground among different groups and of her understanding that restoring landscapes restores jobs and communities. She sees clearly the reciprocal relationship between land and people, and takes an inclusive approach to advancing policies that serve both current and future needs. 

“We and our Friends Grassroots Network are excited to get to work with Ms. Stone-Manning and the rest of the committed and talented team at the Bureau of Land Management on the hundreds of community-driven public land restoration projects that are desperately needed.” 

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