“’The location of Bureau of Land Management leadership staff in Colorado is not only valuable to Western communities, but is valuable to your administration’s clarion call to increase unity, discourse and civil society during this time of unprecedented division,’ Polis said in a letter to Biden on Wednesday.

‘Having leadership level staff as direct members of Western communities builds trust and allows the messages and wide variety of needs of our federal public lands and land management agencies (to) be heard not through a distant voice obscured by the Washington, D.C. bubble, filtered through our bifurcated media landscape, or dismissed because of a perceived Washington, D.C. tinge, but heard by Westerners from our own families, friends and neighbors.’”

The Daily Sentinel, Feb. 5, 2021

Last week, Governor Polis wrote President Biden to urge him to keep – and grow – the Bureau of Land Management presence in Colorado, including the headquarters that moved to Grand Junction last year. His letter follows similar letters from Colorado senators Bennet and Hickenlooper.