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Gov't calls for new wilderness protections

...the Sleeping Giant study along the Missouri River's scenic Holter Lake in Montana.Bureau of Land Management director Bob Abbey said there is room for more wilderness even as the BLM pushes for more oil, gas and other energy development on its land...
Groups seek Bristol Bay protection

...of sockeye and king salmon. Gary Berlin, president of the American Fly Fishing Trade Association, said BLM Director Bob Abbey has a chance to undo a wrong by permanently putting the nearby federal lands off-limits to mining. "This fishery is...
BLM seeks nominations to Resource Advisory councils

...uses."I value the advice given to the BLM by these citizen-based Resource Advisory Councils," said BLM Director Bob Abbey. "The people who live, work, and recreate near or on BLM-managed lands deserve a formal voice on public land issues...
A gift of wilderness

...December 23, Americans received a wonderful holiday present when Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, along with BLM Director Bob Abbey, issued a historic directive that reaffirms the ability of the BLM to determine if there are public lands with wilderness...
BLM Appoints Deputy Director, Operations

...for all BLM programs. "I am pleased to welcome Mike aboard as the permanent Deputy Director for Operations," said Bob Abbey, BLM Director. "His 34 years as a career BLM employee have prepared him well, and we'll all benefit from his continued...
Oil policy changes bring more public scrutiny to drilling

...will consult and officials will physically inspect the sites rather than making decisions from behind their desks, said Bob Abbey, the bureau's director. The agency also will issue guidance regarding the use of "categorical exclusions," which...


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