Zinke is right, there is no reason it can't be accomplished, which means it does not provide a reason to reorganize.
The Forest Service is in the USDA, not the USDI, so of what relevance is his example to a reorganization of the USDI?
“If you’re a military commander, it makes sense to put your headquarters next to the fight,”
It is a war zone out here. The causes of the war, however, are various federal laws. It matters little where you place the soldiers. The battle will continue and harm inflicted until the cause - federal law - is addressed.
Where are Zinke's war-ending, peace proposals to amend the ESA, NEPA, CWA, CAA, FLPMA, etc?. So far, his highest legislative priority is to increase infrastructure funding and permanently fund federal land acquisition. From my perspective, that's like improving the supply lines and increasing the ranks of the federal army. We in the West want to sue for peace, but all Zinke is proposing is to move the troops around. It may appear he is doing something, but in the long run it will accomplish nothing. He's not draining the swamp, he's just moving it West.