July 20, 2021

Congressman Joe Neguse to Join Interior Secretary Deb Haaland in Colorado to Discuss BLM Move, Wildfire Preparedness and Outdoor Recreation

As Chair of the U.S. Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands, Neguse has advocated for the BLM headquarters to remain in Grand Junction  

Washington D.C.— Congressman Joe Neguse, Chair of the U.S. Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands announced today, he will join Interior Secretary Deb Haaland on the Western Slope later this week, as the Department reviews the future of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) headquarters. In May, Congressman Neguse sent a letter to the Department of Interior advocating for the BLM headquarters to remain in Grand Junction. 

“As our communities face catastrophic wildfire and severe drought fueled by climate change, investing in our public lands agency and working to restore our forests, our lands and our communities is more critical than ever,” said Congressman Joe Neguse. “I’m excited to host my good friend and former colleague Secretary Haaland in Colorado and to share with her what our Colorado communities are seeing so we can better solve these challenges and support Coloradans.”

 Haaland’s trip will also include meetings on several Colorado priorities, including drought and wildfire mitigation, maintaining resilient rural economics, and passing the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy (CORE) Act.

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