Reacting to President Joe Biden’s nomination of Tracy Stone-Manning of Missoula, Montana, as director of the Bureau of Land Management, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers President and CEO Land Tawney offered the following statement:
“Tracy will be a strong BLM director and an asset to the management of our public lands and waters. She’s smart, thoughtful and a good listener. She can work with folks from diverse backgrounds to find common ground, and she’ll ensure the BLM is a good neighbor to the West.
“Her work experience in conservation and politics bodes well, and as someone who has hunted, fished and hiked for decades on the very lands she will be charged with overseeing, we have confidence in her ability to enhance the way our lands and waters are managed. We look forward to working with Tracy to restore balanced use to our largest land management agency.”
Stone-Manning’s career in natural resources management and Western policy includes stints as director of the Montana Department of Environmental Quality and chief of staff to former Montana Gov. Steve Bullock. She also has served as a senior advisor for Sen. Jon Tester of Montana. Stone-Manning currently is associate vice president of public lands at the National Wildlife Federation.
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