GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — The number of jobs heading to Grand Junction has been confirmed according to Assistant Secretaries of BLM. The Valley is expected to see 27 positions. With statements from of the BLM headquarters relocation, several organizations have been sharing their feelings on the move.
Reactions range from skepticism, to outright criticism.
Conservation Colorado issued a statement saying they’re excited about the economic benefits, and bringing employees closer to the land they manage. Although, they also said that moving the BLM headquarters to Grand Junction “won’t actually protect our treasured landscapes, as long as the Trump administration’s ‘energy dominance’ agenda is in place.”
Conversely, the Center for Western Priorities issued a statement saying the relocation is not an effort to move the BLM’s headquarters, but, “an attempt to dismantle it altogether. While only a couple dozen people will be sent to Grand Junction, nearly three hundred others will be scattered in offices throughout the west.”