One more thing before I go.. last week, I posted this piece on potential career folks who could be selected for BLM Director. I was also given the name of one non-fed, Dave Johnson, Director of Fisheries at the Nez Perce, as being very good at working with all kinds of people, stakeholders and government officials of all parties, on natural resource issues. He could be (possibly) the first Native American BLM Director, which could help with the Biden Administration’s goals of working better with Tribes. With all the press around different Tribes and their members’ views of Bears Ears expansion and contraction, his background as a Tribal member could help. His background is “in the west” and “on the ground” and as a fisheries biologist is likely to a strong science background- and the Biden Administration has stated and expressed through other selections, that they are interested in elevating science.
Anyway, my point isn’t to promote a specific person- in my case, this is hearsay, after all; but to leave a place for people to promote their own candidates, should they wish to do so, in the comments below.