Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2021
WASHINGTON — Tracy Stone-Manning was ceremonially sworn in today as Director of the Bureau of Land Management by Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland.
“The Bureau of Land Management plays a critical role in Interior’s efforts to address the climate crisis, expand public access to our public lands, create a clean energy future, and preserve our nation’s shared outdoor heritage. Tracy brings a wealth of knowledge in conservation and environmental policy to these efforts and a history of working with diverse communities in service to our public lands,” said Secretary Haaland. “I look forward to working with her to strengthen the bureau and advance Interior’s mission.”
“I am deeply honored to lead the Bureau of Land Management and carry out its critical mission to protect and manage America’s public lands. I recognize that there is work to be done to rebuild the BLM, and I look forward to connecting with the important stakeholders that rely on its strong management,” said Director Stone-Manning. “Our public lands are one of America’s finest ideas, and I am ready to get to work alongside a remarkable team to ensure our outdoor spaces are protected for current and future generations to enjoy.”
Tracy was most recently senior advisor for conservation policy at the National Wildlife Federation. Before joining the Federation, she served as Montana Governor Bullock’s chief of staff, where she oversaw day-to-day operations of his cabinet and the state’s 11,000 employees. She stepped into that post after serving as the director of the state’s Department of Environmental Quality and as a regional director and senior advisor to Senator Jon Tester. Tracy holds a master's degree in environmental studies from the University of Montana and a bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland.