Tracy Stone-Manning would bring conservation experience and focus to the Bureau of Land Management

We need leaders who are committed to protecting ‘America the Beautiful’ and managing our public lands for both the benefit of wildlife and the enjoyment of all Americans, now and for future generations. 

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Steve Blackledge
Senior Director, Conservation America Campaign

Author: Steve Blackledge

Senior Director, Conservation America Campaign

(916) 394-5413

Started on staff: 1991
B.A., Wartburg College

Steve directs Environment America’s efforts to protect our public lands and waters and the species that depend on them. He led our successful campaign to win full and permanent funding for our nation’s best conservation and recreation program, the Land and Water Conservation Fund. He previously oversaw U.S. PIRG’s public health campaigns. Steve lives in Sacramento, California, with his family, where he enjoys biking and exploring Northern California.

Photos: Bureau of Land Management/Flickr

Environment America joined a letter signed by more than than 100 groups calling on the U.S. Senate to confirm Tracy Stone-Manning to be the Director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Stone-Manning has served as associate vice president for public lands at the National Wildlife Federation, the chief of staff for Montana Gov. Steve Bullock and director of the Montana Department of Environmental Quality.

The Bureau of Land Management manages one in every 10 acres of land in the United States and will be a critical player in implementing President Joe Biden’s American the Beautiful plan to conserve 30 percent of U.S. lands and waters by 2030.

Tracy Stone-Manning is the right choice to lead the Bureau of Land Management. We need leaders who are committed to protecting ‘America the Beautiful’ and managing our public lands for both the benefit of wildlife and the enjoyment of all Americans, now and for future generations. Stone-Manning will be an excellent addition to the team at the Department of the Interior and will bring her vast experience and conservation values to this role. 

We urge the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee to recommend Stone-Manning.

Steve Blackledge
Senior Director, Conservation America Campaign

Author: Steve Blackledge

Senior Director, Conservation America Campaign

(916) 394-5413

Started on staff: 1991
B.A., Wartburg College

Steve directs Environment America’s efforts to protect our public lands and waters and the species that depend on them. He led our successful campaign to win full and permanent funding for our nation’s best conservation and recreation program, the Land and Water Conservation Fund. He previously oversaw U.S. PIRG’s public health campaigns. Steve lives in Sacramento, California, with his family, where he enjoys biking and exploring Northern California.