DENVER — The nomination of Tracy Stone-Manning to lead the Bureau of Land Management is good news for hunters and anglers across the nation. As an avid hunter and conservationist, she has spent decades working to conserve wildlife habitat, increase access, and expand opportunities for all Americans to enjoy public lands. She currently serves as a senior advisor for conservation policy at the National Wildlife Federation.
“I have been lucky to call Tracy a friend and a colleague. I have seen first-hand her commitment to our vast public lands and to the people who depend on them. She is a pragmatist who will bring balance and fairness back to an agency that is tasked with sustaining the health, diversity, and productivity of nation’s lands. Hunters and anglers can rest assured that Tracy understands the depths of our issues and will be a leader we can trust to prioritize wildlife habitat restoration, expand hunter and angler access, understand the concerns of the sporting community, and work diligently ensure that our public lands will thrive for generations to come,” said Aaron Kindle, director of sporting advocacy at the National Wildlife Federation.
“It has truly been an honor and a pleasure to work with Tracy Stone-Manning over the past three years. As a hunter, backpacker, birder, and conservationist, she has a deep love for the public lands she will now manage. She also has a management style that will be welcomed by not only the employees who work at the Bureau of Land Management, but by members of Congress, industry officials, ranchers, conservation groups, and all other stakeholders who live, work and recreate on our public lands. Tracy is a consensus builder and a brilliant big-picture thinker. She will lead our public lands and the people, economies, and wildlife that rely on to them into a bright and sustainable future,” said Marcia Brownlee, program manager for the National Wildlife Federation’s Artemis Sportswomen Initiative.
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