Public lands

Jennifer Yachnin



Jennifer writes about public lands issues, including access, development and the state land transfer movement. She previously covered campaigns and elections at E&E. Before joining E&E News in 2011, she spent 10 years at the Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call where she worked as an investigative reporter writing about ethics, campaign finance and congressional wealth. Her work has also appeared in The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Detroit News and on National Public Radio. She has appeared as an expert guest on outlets including C-SPAN, NPR and local television. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan.

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Potential chief vows to push local input, reduce monuments

Wyoming-based property rights attorney Karen Budd-Falen recently vowed that if she is confirmed to lead the Bureau of Land Management, she will "advocate for local government involvement," criticizing an inside-the-Beltway mindset that she said currently pervades land-use planning.


Is appointment of 'acting' BLM chief legal?

Environmentalists are challenging the Interior Department's selection of Brian Steed as the Bureau of Land Management's new acting director, alleging his appointment runs afoul of a little-known federal law that requires employees to have served at an agency for a minimum period before they are eligible to lead it.