Tag: Interior

February 3, 2022

Foundation for America’s Public Lands launched

The U.S. Department of the Interior launched a new, independent foundation that will work with the Bureau of Land Management as well as public and private partners to help improve...

February 1, 2022

EPA to assess pesticide impact on endangered species

Under a new policy, the Environmental Protection Agency will now take into account impacts of pesticides on species listed under the Endangered Species Act before allowing the chemicals to be...

December 21, 2021

BLM moves forward with relocating headquarters back to D.C.

The U.S. Departmental of the Interior is moving forward with plans to bring the Bureau of Land Management headquarters back to Washington, D.C., a year and a half after the...

October 13, 2021

Senate confirms Stone-Manning as BLM director

The U.S. Senate confirmed the appointment of Tracy Stone-Manning as director of the Bureau of Land Management in a party-line vote. The senior adviser for conservation policy at the National...

September 23, 2021

BLM headquarters moving back to D.C.

The Bureau of Land Management’s headquarters will be moving back to Washington, D.C., Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced to agency staff last week. In August 2020, the agency’s headquarters...

August 31, 2021

Administration nominates NPS director, fills other posts

The Biden Administration has nominated Charles “Chuck” Sams III as the director of the National Park Service. If confirmed, Sams would be the first Native American to hold that post....

August 11, 2021

Appropriations process continues as year-end approaches

The U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass a spending package in late July, which contains bills that set funding levels for the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and the Interior....

July 8, 2021

TWS and AFS support research units in spending bill

As the U.S. House Appropriations Committee considered the appropriations bill for the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of the Interior, The Wildlife Society and the American Fisheries Society sent...

June 29, 2021

Biden administration fills key leadership positions

Five months into the Biden U.S. administration, leadership at the Departments of the Interior and Agriculture is falling into place. Deb Haaland, an enrolled member of the Pueblo of Laguna,...

June 3, 2021

Administration reconsiders BLM relocation

A position statement developed by a group of retirees is the latest development in a growing effort to bring the headquarters for the Bureau of Land Management, which is now...