Zinke not optimistic that Trump will nominate chiefs for DOI agencies this year
A year and a half into the Trump presidency and several federal land agencies do not have directors— including the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Former land managers say the lack of leadership has grave consequences for the future of public lands.
After a recent fresh rain, Tim Murphy leads me on a hike in the foothills outside of Boise. The dirt trail is damp and the scent of sagebrush is strong.