THE WHITE HOUSE – On Earth Day, President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate Tracy Stone-Manning for Director of the Bureau of Land Management, Department of Interior.
Tracy Stone-Manning has spent her career devoted to public service and conservation. As senior advisor for conservation policy at the National Wildlife Federation, she advocates for the wise stewardship of our nation’s lands and waters. Before joining the Federation, she served as Montana Governor Bullock’s chief of staff, where she oversaw day-to-day operations of his cabinet and the state’s 11,000 employees. She stepped into that post after serving as the Director of the state’s Department of Environmental Quality, overseeing the state’s water, air, mining and remediation programs. She served as a regional director and senior advisor to Senator Jon Tester during his first term, focusing on forestry issues.
Early in her career, she led the Clark Fork Coalition, a regional conservation group, as it advocated successfully for Superfund cleanups that created thousands of jobs and revitalized a river. The group also co-owned and managed a cattle ranch in the heart of the Superfund site.
Raised in a big, Navy family — her dad commanded a submarine – she was guided into public service from childhood. She is a backpacker, hunter and singer, and has been married to the writer Richard Manning for 30 years. She lives in Missoula, Montana and holds a M.S. in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana and an B.A. from the University of Maryland.
Tracy previously served as a senior aide to U.S. Senator Jon Tester, who released the following statement regarding her nomination:
“Tracy Stone-Manning is a tireless public lands champion with a lifetime of experience advocating for the spaces that drive Montana’s economy and make our state the Last Best Place. She understands the complex issues facing the Bureau, and will bring some Montana commonsense to an agency that is in dire need of it. Her nomination is great news for Montana, and for all Americans who value our public lands and the thousands of good-paying jobs that depend on their responsible stewardship.”
Tracy is among 12 individuals nominated on Earth Day to serve and further the Biden Administration’s commitment to a modern sustainable infrastructure and clean energy future. The others:
Carlos Monje, Nominee for Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy, Department of Transportation;
Amit Bose, Nominee for Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation;
Shalanda Baker, Nominee for Director of the Office of Minority Economic Impact, Department of Energy;
Asmeret Berhe, Nominee for Director of the Office of Science, Department of Energy;
Robert Hampshire, Nominee for Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology, Department of Transportation;
Monica Medina, Nominee for Assistant Secretary, Bureau and Oceans and International Environmental and Science Affairs, Department of State;
Bryan Newland, Nominee for Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs, Department of Interior;
Annie Petsonk, Nominee for Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs, Department of Transportation;
Frank Rose, Nominee for Principal Deputy Administrator for National Nuclear Security, Department of Energy;
Margaret Schaus, Nominee for Chief Financial Officer, National Aeronautics and Space Administration;
Rick Spinrad, Nominee for Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere and Administrator, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce.