Most federal agencies are organized into regions and that makes a lot of sense. The National Park Service, the Forest Service, the EPA and others take a regional approach to things. But the BLM has offices with State Directors in every western state which makes the BLM extremely political. When you have decent Senators and Congressmen who are not beholding to the natural resource extractors on BLM Lands, then it doesn't matter. But when the oil and gas and fossil fuel boys get their hands on folks like Pete Domenici, Heather Wilson, and Steve Pearce, then the BLM is being run not by the Interior Department buy by those who give the most money to these politicos.
When I was Director of the BLM, I was constantly fighting State Directors who were in bed with their state's Senators. One time I ordered removal of sheep from a Wyoming grazing lease because of destructive practices. Within two hours I had calls from the state's entire delegation saying I shouldn't do it. They were notified by the state director.
BLM should be managed regionally along sensible natural ecosystem borders, such as a regional office for the Colorado Plateau which would include parts of New Mexico, Utah, Colorado and Arizona. They shouldn't be managed along political power lines drawn on a map to favor extractive industries.
On another issue, thanks to Senator Heinrich for sponsoring a bill to protect the American Bison.