President Joe Biden has nominated a longtime environmental advocate and Democratic aide to oversee the vast expanses of federally owned land in Western states.
Longtime Missoula conservation activist Tracy Stone-Manning may be President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.
U.S. Bureau of Land Management officials said they want people to nominate lands where the public could legally hunt, fish or pursue other recreational purposes, except the lands have limited or no access.
A newly appointed Trump administration official said his past support for selling federal lands is "irrelevant," after his selection to oversee an agency managing nearly a quarter-billion public acres in the U.S. West drew a backlash from conservationists and lawmakers.
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