Bureau of Land Management

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2018, file photo, Emigrant Peak is seen rising above the Paradise Valley and the Yellowstone River near Emigrant, Mont. The Biden administration has nominated a longtime environmental advocate and Democratic aide, Tracy Stone-Manning, to oversee roughly 250 million acres of public lands as director of the Bureau of Land Management. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)

A conservation group is glad the Bureau of Land Management is moving back to D.C.

A conservation group of former employees applauds Bureau of Land Management’s moving its headquarters back to DC

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(U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service photo by Lisa Cox)Practice makes perfect: firefighter Nick Vallardo trains with an engine crew as they prepare for the coming wildfire season. (Lisa Cox, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)

CDO Council pilot fights wildfires using interagency data to target fuel sources

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Employees at two headquarters offices vote to unionize

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In this photo provided by the United States Forest Service, firefighters battle a wildfire, Monday, Aug. 23, 2021, near Greenwood Lake in the Superior National Forest of northeastern Minnesota. The fire has burned more than 14 square miles and promoted a new round of evacuations of homes and cabins on Monday. (United States Forest Service via AP)

Forest Service publishes a plan to mitigate the risk of wild forest fires

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This senior executive has ensured U.S. wildlife species have room to thrive

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The Montana Mountains loom over Thacker Pass in northern Nevada, July 14, 2021. A federal judge on Friday, July 23, has denied environmentalists' request for a court order temporarily blocking the government from digging trenches for archaeological surveys at a mine planned near the Nevada-Oregon line with the biggest known U.S. deposit of lithium. (Jason Bean/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP)

How the Bureau of Land Management will transform acres and acres, of paper, that is

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Vacancies persist after BLM relocation drove experienced, diverse employees from agency, GAO finds

Vacancies jumped from 121 open positions in July 2019, when the Bureau of Land Management first announced the relocation, to 326 in March 2020, a 169%…

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Interior will move BLM headquarters, senior officials back to DC

As a way to “minimize disruptions,” the Bureau of Land Management will not require employees, with the exception of a few core senior leaders, to move…

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In this May 14, 2021, photo provided by the High Desert Museum, U.S. Forest Service firefighters carry out a prescribed burn on the grounds of the High Desert Museum, near Bend, Oregon. The prescribed burn is part of a massive effort in wildlands across the West to prepare for a fire season that follows the worst one on record. (Kyle Kosma/High Desert Museum via AP)

Biden expands pay, hiring for federal firefighters, but union warns it’s not enough

The Biden administration recently announced a series of steps it would take to improve pay and expand capacity for federal firefighters, but a federal union worries they’re not nearly not enough to support intensifying fire seasons that grow longer each year.

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