BLM appoints Ed Roberson, former Asst. Dir. of Renewable Resources and Planning, as Utah State Director

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 Edwin Roberson (photo:  St. George News)

Source:  BLM

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced today 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.

“Ed is a good listener, a proven coalition-builder and a natural leader. We are fortunate to have his experience and expertise in Utah,” said BLM Director Neil Kornze. “Ed has guided some of the agency’s most important work during his career, and his experience working with local communities makes him the perfect fit for this job.”

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. BLM public lands in Utah feature some of the most spectacular scenery in the world, from snow-capped peaks of remote mountain ranges to colorful red-rock canyons. They offer a unique combination of archaeological, paleontological, and geological resources along with unmatched opportunities for many outdoor recreation activities. Roberson begins his new job October 3rd.

Roberson has a Bachelor of Science in Business and a Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning, earning both degrees from Auburn University. He and his wife Mary have two grown children and four grandchildren. Roberson is a jogger who enjoys all types of outdoor recreation.

 

16 comments on “BLM appoints Ed Roberson, former Asst. Dir. of Renewable Resources and Planning, as Utah State Director

  1. From what I have discovered about Ed Roberson, he is another “spin doctor” when it comes to our wild horses and burros. He repeats the typical BLM BS over and over and over … but it is what he does behind the public’s back that is most frightening.

    When the news broke about BLM selling 1700 healthy wild horses and burros to Tom Davis where they then “disappeared”, Ed Roberson, assistant director of the BLM, said sales were immediately stopped once allegations surfaced. While advocates say such large bulk purchases of animals absent any inspection should arouse suspicion, Roberson said the practice isn’t unusual.

    So one of the heads of BLM found it not unusual or suspicious to sell thousands of wild horses to one person who admits to being a slaughter proponent of horse slaughter??? That is the attitude of the BLM and Ed Roberson is one of the top decision makers therefore, in my humble opinion, he and the other BLM involved (from the top of the pile down and including the wranglers and office staff – who all knew what was being done and where these wild horses and burros would end up …) are all guilty of the horrid slaughter deaths of OUR wild horses and burros.

    http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865565563/Advocates-decry-BLMs-wild-horse-roundups-at-meeting-in-SLC.html?pg=all

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  2. The old guard at the BLM which supports ranchers at the expense of the land, the people, the wildlife and the wild horses all need to be retired for more progressive and less corrupt administrators.

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  3. So where is his experience with animals namely Wild horses and burros to name a few. Sounds like a bunch of bs to me. I bet its going to be more of the same. Except this time Americans will not tolerate the lies. We are demanding accountability for every horse and burro on the range, in holding pens and private ranches. Each should be numbered and chipped along with each and every foal born. If you can round them up, you have to account for them and their location.

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  4. Edwin L. Roberson

    Ed Roberson was selected in August, 2007 as the Assistant Director for Renewable Resources and Planning for the United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management.
    Prior to his selection he was the Las Cruces District Manager. During his tenure as manager of the Las Cruces District, Roberson oversaw the completion of the Otero and Sierra Counties FLUID MINERALS Resource Management Plan Amendment
    http://sage-grouseforum.org/includes/RobersonBiosketch.pdf

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    • Is this WHY the Sinbad Wild Burros were removed from their LEGAL Herd Management Area?

      Sinbad Wild Burros
      Follow the timeline

      JANUARY 16, 2016
      Wild horses & burros being removed for Richfield Tar Sands plan
      https://rtfitchauthor.com/2016/01/07/wild-horses-burros-being-removed-for-richfield-tar-sands-plan/

      “The document goes so far as to say, ‘the management of wild horse and burro herds is not compatible within those portions of commercial tar sands lease areas.’”
      by Grandma Gregg
      Utah
      Sinbad
      Canyonlands
      Muddy Creek
      Range Creek

      BLM’s RESPONSE TO SINBAD WILD BURRO GATHER EA/COMMENTS:
      “The Sinbad HMA is within the Oil Shale and Tar Sands Study Area EIS. However, there are no current leases, active development, preparation of or reclamation of active developments in the Sinbad HMA.”

      MAY 18, 2016
      BLM NOTICE OF INTENT TO PREPARE MASTER LEASING PLAN/OIL & GAS LEASING
      Notice of Intent To Prepare a Master Leasing Plan, Amend the Resource Management Plans for the Price and Richfield Field Offices, and Prepare an Associated Environmental Assessment, Utah
      https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2016/05/18/2016-11726/notice-of-intent-to-prepare-a-master-leasing-plan-amend-the-resource-management-plans-for-the-price
      http://publiclandsolutions.org/news/

      The Bureau of Land Management issued a notice of intent on Tuesday May 17,2016 to prepare a Master Leasing Plan (MLP) for over 500,000 acres of the San Rafael desert in Southern Utah. The plan aims to consider oil and gas leasing and post-leasing development, as well as areas to be protected.
      The planning area, located in Emery and Wayne counties, will provide additional planning and analysis prior to any new oil and gas drilling. The MLP will allow the BLM to resolve long-standing lease protests as well as evaluate suspended leases. The process will also evaluate potential developments in the area and identify potential resource conflicts and environmental concerns. It will also allow the BLM to develop strategies for oil and gas mitigation and consider new conditions, such as no surface occupancy or prohibiting leases in certain areas. This landscape-level planning tool will help ensure balanced management between interests related to recreation, conservation, and industry in the San Rafael Desert. The MLP processes in places like Tres Rios, Moab and more are already showing how stakeholder collaboration can lead to positive land planning outcomes.

      In addition to other issues that might be identified during scoping, through the San Rafael Desert MLP the BLM intends to:

      Resolve long-standing protests on lease parcels that have been sold, but not issued in the planning area;

      Determine whether to modify or lift lease suspensions that have been in place pending further analysis addressing lands with wilderness characteristics;

      Evaluate potential oil and gas development scenarios;

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  5. Allot of doubletalk going on isn’t there.he’ll cut right in with them avid then look out all you welfare ranchers…you’re next. (i’d be chuckling if this wasn’t so serous.) I keep thinking of ask the slums left behind after industry moves on to the next place they want to destroy. All those sci fi movies…

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  6. So, what did he know about the Salazar/Davis shell game, and when did he know it? Why are there still no prosecutions for this federal crime, not even from the brand inspector?

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    • This is not a complete answer to your question but this pretty much sums it up:
      “Regulatory Capture” is a form of political corruption that occurs when a regulatory agency, created to act in the public interest, instead advances the commercial or special concerns of interest groups that dominate the industry or sector it is charged with regulating. Regulatory capture is a form of government failure; it creates an opening for firms to behave in ways injurious to the public. The agencies are called “captured agencies”.

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      • GG, I get that, thanks. I am beyond disappointed that my home state (Colorado) is complicit in the Salazar/Davis scam at so many levels, and wondered here how Mr. Roberson could NOT have been aware of their dealings? Also beyond understanding why to date no indictments or efforts at prosecution have arisen. In my view, this situation taints our entire state, and the stink isn’t going away, despite the Inspector General’s report linked here:

        http://usgovinfo.about.com/od/consumerawareness/fl/Feds-Sold-Wild-Horses-to-Rancher-Who-Sold-Them-for-Slaughter.htm

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      • PS, looks like Davis made between $200,000 and $250,000 from illegally selling our wild horses to slaughter, and we also paid the BLM $140,000 to deliver them to his ranch. We should demand at least that amount be invested in accurate population inventories and selective and justifiable use of PZP.

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  7. WHY DO THEY CONTINUE TO NOT CARE FOR THESE DEFENSELESS MAJESTIC ANIMALS??? No protection from bad severe weather? No shade or rain coverage! What about winter SOON COMING? THEY seriously DON’T CARE ABOUT THESE TRAUMATIZED ANIMALS THAT DO NOT DESERVE THIS TYPE TREATMENT! IT IS BARBARIC N UNACCEPTABLE BY THE AMERICAN PEOPLE OF THE USA!!! U GOT THAT? Unforgivable what they have been MADE TO ENDURE OVER7 YRS.It’s Despicable ! THEY BUILT OUR COUNTRY DAMN IT! QUIT CAPTURING THEM JUST TO KILL THEM.THEY DON’T HURT ANYONE OR ANYTHING! They HELP OUR LAND PROSPER PERIOD!!!!!! Listen2reason

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