The Bureau of Land Management is relocating its headquarters to Grand Junction, Colo., Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) said July 15.
“Relocating the Bureau of Land Management to the Western Slope of Colorado will bring the bureau’s decision makers closer to the people they serve and the public lands they manage.” Gardner said in a news release.
The BLM has around 376 employees in Washington, D.C.
The idea of a relocation has been discussed since President Donald Trump took office. Gardner introduced legislation in 2017, cosponsored by Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and three other Republicans, that would...