Trust for Public Land Statement on Neil Kornze Nomination

Will Rogers, President of The Trust for Public Land, today released the following statement:

"The Trust for Public Land applauds President Obama's nomination of Neil G. Kornze to be the Director of the Bureau of Land Management. Mr. Kornze has done an outstanding job as Acting Director, drawing on his prior experience within the BLM and on Capitol Hill. We are grateful that he recognizes the importance of land conservation among the many responsibilities of his agency. The BLM is entrusted with the care of millions of acres of public lands, which will be in good hands under the leadership of Neil Kornze. He also understands well the importance of listening to local communities and responding to their needs. We hope the Senate will act quickly and approve this nomination."

Founded in 1972, The Trust for Public Land is the leading nonprofit working to conserve land for people. Operating from more than 30 offices nationwide, The Trust for Public Land has protected more than three million acres from the inner city to the wilderness and helped generate more than $34 billion in public funds for conservation. Nearly ten million people live within a ten-minute walk of a Trust for Public Land park, garden, or natural area, and millions more visit these sites every year.