Bloomberg Law
July 16, 2019, 8:45 PMUpdated: July 16, 2019, 10:08 PM

Interior Unveils Plan to Move BLM Headquarters to Colorado (1)

Tripp Baltz
Tripp Baltz
Staff Correspondent

The Bureau of Land Management will move its headquarters to Grand Junction, Colo., as part of a realignment, relocating about 80 percent of its Washington personnel closer to the public lands and natural resources they manage, the agency announced July 16.

Joe Balash, assistant Interior secretary for land and minerals management, said 249 of the 310 headquarters employees will be relocated from Washington—27 to a new office in Grand Junction and 222 to existing BLM offices in various Western states.

The rest will remain in the nation’s capital to deal with matters involving the agency’s budget, congressional and regulatory ...

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