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Company Overview of Bureau of Land Management

Company Overview

Bureau of Land Management is a government institution that administers public lands for uses, such as energy development, livestock grazing, recreation, and timber harvesting, while protecting natural, cultural, and historical resources. The organization develops and manages more than 260 million acres of surface and subsurface public land and mineral estate. It also assists in the preservation of horses and wildernesses. The institution was founded in 1946 and is based in Washington, District Of Columbia.

1849 C Street NW

Suite 5665

Washington, DC 20240

United States

Founded in 1946





Key Executives for Bureau of Land Management

Management Director and Director
Director of Oregon and Washington office
Acting Director
State Director of Utah
Assistant Director of Communications
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Bureau of Land Management Key Developments

The Bureau of Land Management to Appoint Edwin L. Roberson as Utah State Director

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced that it is appointing veteran BLM manager Edwin L. Roberson as the BLM Utah State Director, a key leadership position based in Salt Lake City. Roberson, a 37-year career leader with the BLM, comes to the Utah post after serving as Director of the BLM National Operations Center in Denver, where he oversaw the Agency's operational and technical support for information technology, finance, and human resources. Roberson also served in top leadership roles in New Mexico, and held senior level positions in Washington, D.C., including a seven-year tenure as the BLM Assistant Director for Renewable Resources and Planning, a position that oversees a number of BLM resource programs. As BLM Utah State Director, Roberson will lead a team that administers 23 million acres of public lands and 32 million acres of minerals and energy resources in Utah.

The Bureau of Land Management Appoints Kristin Bail as Assistant Director for Renewable Resources and Planning Effective August 7, 2016

The Bureau of Land Management announced that it is appointing a veteran public land manager to a key leadership position by selecting Kristin Bail as the agency's assistant director for renewable resources and planning in Washington, D.C. In her new capacity, Bail will be in charge of an array of key Bureau resource programs, including sage-grouse habitat conservation, rangeland management, fish and wildlife habitat conservation, cultural and paleontological resources, outdoor recreation, wild horse and burro management, and forest management. Bail will assume her new duties on August 7, 2016.

Bureau of Land Management Names Karen Mouritsen as BLN Eastern States Director

Bureau of Land Management Director Neil Kornze announced that BLM and Interior Department veteran Karen Mouritsen has been selected as the BLM Eastern States Director. The BLM Eastern States Office has the management responsibility for over 40 million acres of subsurface minerals and soils and 30,000 acres of surface estate east of the Mississippi River. Mouritsen succeeds John Ruhs, who was appointed as the BLM Nevada State Director in 2015. Mouritsen will start her new job on May 31, 2016. Mouritsen is a widely respected professional with extensive knowledge of public land management issues, said BLM Director Neil Kornze. Her diverse experience with the BLM and the Department of the Interior makes her a great choice to lead the BLM Eastern States Office. Mouritsen most recently served as the BLMs Deputy Assistant Director for Energy, Minerals and Realty Management since November 2013. In this position, she managed a staff of more than 90 employees and was responsible for helping develop agency policies and regulations for the Bureaus energy and minerals programs. She also oversaw the agencys energy and minerals budget and was responsible for responding to audits and investigations. Mouritsens 24 years of federal service includes a detail last fall as the BLM Acting New Mexico State Director and details as the Acting Associate District Manager for the BLM Las Vegas District Office and the BLM Medford District Office in Oregon. Mouritsen also worked for a year-and-a-half as the BLMs liaison to the Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management, whom she advised on such high-profile matters as renewable energy, wildlife, wilderness, recreation, land-use planning, and cooperation with military agencies. Prior to working for the BLM, Mouritsen served as an attorney advisor in the Interior Departments Office of the Solicitor for 10 years beginning in 1992, where she provided legal expertise on BLM issues, including endangered species, land use planning and forestry matters.

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