WASHINGTON, D.C. — Tracy Stone-Manning’s confirmation hearing to become director of the Bureau of Land Management will demonstrate how she is uniquely qualified to lead the public lands agency with experience, vision, and a collaborative management style that will benefit people and wildlife alike. Stone-Manning, who serves as senior advisor for conservation policy at the National Wildlife Federation, will join three other nominees before the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee later this morning.
“There is absolutely no one better prepared to lead the Bureau of Land Management at this critical moment than Tracy Stone-Manning,” said Collin O’Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation. “Throughout her remarkable conservation career, Tracy has repeatedly brought people together to ensure our lands and waters are restored and managed for the benefit of all people and wildlife. Tracy will be the transformational and inclusive leader that the agency desperately needs to fulfill its mission of conservation, restoration, recreation, resilience, and responsible energy development to ensure our public lands thrive for generations to come. We urge the Committee and Senate to swiftly confirm her nomination, so she can begin to tackle the enormous challenges facing our public lands, wildlife, and the Bureau itself.”
Stone-Manning joined the National Wildlife Federation in September 2017 to lead its public lands program. She was promoted last winter to senior adviser for conservation policy. Before joining the Federation, she served as Montana Gov. Steve Bullock’s chief of staff, where she oversaw day-to-day operations of his cabinet and the state’s 11,000 employees. Prior to that she served as director of the state’s Department of Environmental Quality, overseeing the state’s water, air, mining, and remediation programs. She also served as a regional director and senior advisor to Senator Jon Tester during his first term, focusing on forestry issues. Early in her career, she led the Clark Fork Coalition, a regional conservation group, as it advocated successfully for Superfund cleanups that created thousands of jobs and revitalized a river. The group also co-owned and managed a cattle ranch in the heart of the Superfund site.
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