WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Wildlife Federation heralded the U.S. Senate confirmation of Tracy Stone-Manning to serve as the director of the Bureau of Land Management.
“After nearly five years without a Senate-confirmed leader at the helm of the Bureau and at a time when our public lands are suffering from prolonged drought, devastating wildfires, and other climate-fueled disasters, Tracy will bring visionary leadership and a collaborative management style that will restore and revitalize our public lands and waters,” said Collin O’Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation. “Tracy has uncommon common sense and an exceptional ability to bring people together to solve seemingly insurmountable problems. Today’s confirmation vote is indeed very good news for our wildlife and public lands – and all who depend on them.”
“As an avid outdoorswoman, hunter, and hiker, Tracy Stone-Manning understands the values that define communities connected to nature,” said Camilla Simon, executive director of HECHO (Hispanics Enjoying Camping, Hunting, and the Outdoors). “As a lifelong conservationist who has a proven track record in reaching collaborative solutions and brought groups together to solve issues facing our nation’s public lands, we’re eager to expand opportunities for the input of diverse communities under her leadership at the Bureau of Land Management.”
Stone-Manning has been a senior advisor for public lands and conservation policy at the National Wildlife Federation since 2017.
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