BLM Moving Headquarters Back to Washington, DC
The Colorado office will serve as a "western hub" for the BLM. However, it is not entirely clear who will stay in Colorado and who will be moving to the Washington. What is clear is that there will be a lot of employee movement in the coming months. There reportedly will be a remote work option decided on a "case-by-case basis."
Many are praising this move back to D.C., as it will allow BLM leaders to interact and work more closely face-to-face with Congress and administration officials, but concerns about the agency's ability to implement programs that are responsive to on-the-ground realities remain.
The BLM is facing significant management challenges; from drought to overpopulated HMAs, the agency must operate efficiently in order to meet the needs of the landscape and be a good partner.
The Public Lands Council is concerned that yet another structural change at the agency unnecessarily distracts from the agency's core mission areas.
Source: Public Lands Council