Head 'Em Up, Move 'Em Out: Bureau of Land Management HQ Moves West

Jul 15, 2019

It looks like the Washington, DC offices of the Bureau of Land Management are coming to Colorado.

U.S. Senator Cory Gardner announced today that Grand Junction will be the new home for the Bureau of Land Management's headquarters. Colorado Politics reports that Gardner’s statement comes ahead of an official announcement Tuesday. About 500 Washington-based BLM employees would have to make the move, which could cost the agency $5 million. Public lands advocacy groups, including the Center for Western Priorities, oppose the move, stating that the money could be better spent on national parks and public lands infrastructure. According to the Washington Post, the US Interior Department has yet to confirm the decision.