Join us for this WildEarth Webinar as we explore how threats and violence are impacting government employees across the American West. The webinar will feature former U.S. Forest Service Supervisor Gloria Floria and Richard Spotts, former Bureau of Land Management planning and environmental coordinator for the Arizona Strip District Office.
For over four decades, Gloria has lived and worked in, on, and around rural Western public lands. As a former Forest Service supervisor, she’s witnessed firsthand the impacts of corporate, anti-government, and anti-regulatory extremism. In fact, Gloria resigned from the agency to call political and national attention to the dangers of domestic terrorists targeting federal lands and employees.
During his 15 years at the Bureau of Land Management, Richard experienced many external and internal threats attempting to intimidate him from doing his job. The threats included harassing phone calls from supporters of a scofflaw public lands rancher, an improper complaint against him from a powerful right-wing county commissioner, and agency managers admonishing him to stop raising legal concerns in writing.
WildEarth Guardians strongly believes that threats and violence have no place when it comes to the management of federal public lands, so please join us for this timely and critically important WildEarth Webinar.