BLM Confirms HQ Move To Grand Junction, CO
Interior Secretary David Bernhardt officially announced that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will move its headquarters to Grand Junction, including 27 jobs that will be relocated from Washington, D.C. Read Robin’s response to the news in this Colorado Sun article.
The move is part of a bigger plan to transition over 80% of BLM staff west, closer to the lands they manage. Details of the move, including a timeline, are yet to be confirmed. Our executive director, Robin Brown, expects to know more when she speaks with the BLM chief of staff later this week. Senator Cory Gardner, an instrumental advocate for the move to Grand Junction, also published additional details on his website today.
As we prepare to support BLM staff with the relocation, we take time to celebrate this great success for our community. As Robin said in a press release from Congressman Tipton:
“Today is a great day for Grand Junction. Our community has worked very hard over the last several years to build a place that is thriving, inclusive and good for business. The decision to move BLM here is confirmation that our efforts are paying off and our values resonate across the country.”