As manager of the Mojave Trails National Monument, Kyle is the BLM’s youngest monument manager, managing the country’s second-largest national monument (1.6 million acres).
“We are falling into the scary world of dichotomy – a land of I’m right and you are wrong. We are presented with false choices of economic vitality versus preservation, of my preferred use versus yours. National Monuments, and the BLM’s ability to engage a chorus of opposing perspective, provide hope that we live in a society where the ultimate test doesn’t just list true-or-false questions, but instead offer multiple choice and fill in the blank style questions. Management of our public lands relies on all voices having a microphone to speak and ears that are capable of truly listening (not just hearing).”
Kyle is a member of the 2017 Emerging Leaders Program.