Land Management

Bureau of Land Management Headquarters Employees Have Voted to Unionize

Spurred by a ping-ponging relocation, nearly 200 workers at the federal agency’s headquarters are unionizing under the National Treasury Employees Union.

The Forest Service Rushes to Hire Enough Firefighters Ahead of Wildfire Season

Stakeholders warn shortages again threaten the Biden's administration's approach to combatting the fires.

GovExec Daily: Biden's Broken Promises to Tribal Nations

Kevin Allis joins the podcast to discuss how the administration has gone back on assurances around Native consultation and sovereignty.

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland Orders Removal of Derogatory Terms from Public Land Names

Haaland, an enrolled member of the Laguna Pueblo, said she is ‘proud to be in a position’ to start with a term offensive to indigenous women on 650 different places on federal land.

Wildfires Are So Dangerous Now that the National Guard Prepares for Them Like Hurricanes

For West Coast units, there’s no wildfire season anymore. ‘It’s really a fire year now,’ top general says.

Biden Administration Leaves Final Location of Interior Bureau an Open Question

The Trump administration moved the Bureau of Land Management headquarters to Colorado, a controversial decision that led to an exodus from the agency.

Senators Look to Block Land Management Chief After Court Mandated His Removal

William Perry Pendley says he is still running BLM despite court order that he vacate the position.

Trump Administration Misled Congress to Justify Relocating Employees, IG Says

The decision to move the Bureau of Land Management headquarters to Grand Junction, Colorado, was not all about growing costs, as agency officials suggested.

New Systems of Governance Are Needed to Address Climate Change

We must rethink the scope, scale, tools and partnerships of natural resource management.

Government Auditor Blasts Interior for Unjustified Relocations That Did Not Consider Employee Views

The Bureau of Land Management also failed to provide key documentation supporting the decision to move its headquarters.

Most Interior Employees Reject Mandatory Reassignments, Secretary Says

Despite widespread vacancies, department says Bureau of Land Management is in "pretty good shape."