Bureau of Land Management

Tracy Stone-Manning

U.S. Senate panel schedules vote on Stone-Manning to head public lands agency

BY: - July 19, 2021

The U.S. Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee is expected to vote Thursday on the nomination of Tracy Stone-Manning to lead the Bureau of Land Management, with Chairman Joe Manchin III planning to vote to approve her — a major step forward for her confirmation after weeks of aggressive Republican opposition. Manchin, a West Virginia […]

Tracy Stone-Manning

Risch, Senate Republicans urge Biden to withdraw nominee for public lands post

BY: - July 16, 2021

Tracy Stone-Manning and a former federal investigator during the past few days shared widely varying accounts of her involvement in a 1989 tree-spiking in an Idaho national forest, as the fight over the Montanan’s nomination to lead the U.S. Bureau of Land Management escalated. Stone-Manning’s confirmation remains stuck in a divided U.S. Senate Energy & […]

Tracy Stone-Manning

McConnell blasts nomination of Stone-Manning as public lands chief

BY: - July 14, 2021

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday joined the ranks of GOP senators opposing the confirmation of Tracy Stone-Manning, the president’s nominee to lead the Bureau of Land Management, possibly signaling the confirmation could soon move beyond the Energy Committee. The strongly critical statement from McConnell, of Kentucky, was not a surprise, but the […]

Tracy Stone-Manning

Biden’s public lands pick nears crucial vote in growing Senate confirmation fight

BY: - July 9, 2021

Republican senators during the past few weeks led sustained, vocal resistance to President Joe Biden’s choice to head up the Bureau of Land Management, zeroing in on the Montanan’s Twitter feed, her graduate thesis that included a mock-up for an advertisement for population control and her ties to a 1989 tree-spiking incident. But Tracy Stone-Manning’s […]

COMMENTARY
Oregon wildfire

As climate change disasters strike, couldn’t we at least try to leave our descendants a livable world?

BY: - July 7, 2021

Every Scouting family knows that Lord Robert Baden-Powell was the founder of the world Scouting program. Included in his last message to the Scouts was this piece of wisdom: “Try and leave this world a little better than you found it, and when your turn comes to die, you can die happy in feeling that […]

Firefighting crews battle Howe Peak Fire

Fire officials warn of above average potential for large wildfires in Idaho through September 

BY: - July 1, 2021

Wildland fire officials from multiple government agencies warned Thursday the potential for significant fires is above normal for Idaho for July through September due to drought and extreme heat. And with the Independence Day weekend ahead, fire officials urged Idahoans to seriously consider not using fireworks to reduce the risk of human-caused fires. There are […]

Tracy Stone-Manning has been selected as the nominee to lead the BLM.

Murkowski to oppose Stone-Manning nomination, while Tester works to keep support among Dems

BY: - June 23, 2021

WASHINGTON — Another Republican senator plans to oppose President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, who has been targeted by conservatives over her connection to an Idaho tree-spiking scheme three decades ago. A spokeswoman for U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, who serves on the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee, […]

The nation’s wildland firefighting headquarters, in Boise, is getting some long-needed funds

BY: - June 22, 2021

The National Interagency Fire Center in Boise is about to tackle a backlog of deferred maintenance projects that are designed to reduce costs and address safety issues, with funding authorized by the Great American Outdoors Act. The fire center projects are an example of some of the Department of Interior’s multiyear, multibillion dollar deferred maintenance […]

Tracy Stone-Manning has been selected as the nominee to lead the BLM.

Biden public lands nominee opposed by GOP over link to 1989 tree-spiking in Idaho

BY: - June 18, 2021

Republicans in the U.S. Senate are ramping up opposition to President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Bureau of Land Management after a conservative news site and other news reports detailed her connection to an Idaho tree-spiking scheme three decades ago. Without GOP support, Montana’s Tracy Stone-Manning would need the votes of every Democrat in […]

Tracy Stone-Manning has been selected as the nominee to lead the BLM.

Public lands pick Tracy Stone-Manning fends off objections from U.S. Senate Republicans

BY: - June 8, 2021

Republicans on the U.S. Senate Energy Committee on Tuesday grilled public lands nominee Tracy Stone-Manning of Montana about her past opposition to an “energy dominance” agenda, as well as her 2020 support for the Democratic challenger to a GOP senator from her home state who sits on the committee. The sometimes rancorous hearing previewed a […]

Tracy Stone-Manning has been selected as the nominee to lead the BLM.

Biden taps Montana’s Tracy Stone-Manning to lead Bureau of Land Management

BY: - April 23, 2021

The White House said Thursday that President Joe Biden will nominate National Wildlife Federation executive Tracy Stone-Manning of Missoula to lead the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. Stone-Manning became the senior adviser for conservation policy at the NWF after three years as associate vice president for public lands at the group. She’s also worked for […]