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Release Date: 08/03/12
Contacts: Ruth McCoard, 907-271-4418,    
  KJ Mushovic, 907-271-3322,    
News Release No. 12-17

Ted Murphy named BLM-Alaska Associate State Director

Ted Murphy has been named the new Associate State Director of the Bureau of Land Management in Alaska.  Murphy begins his new position on August 13.
BLM-Alaska State Director Bud Cribley says, “Ted’s extensive field office, state office and national experience in Washington, D.C., in combination with his understanding of BLM-Alaska’s key programs have prepared him for this leadership role.”
Cribley notes that Murphy has been involved with National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska oil and gas lease sales including planning for and management of the reserve.  Murphy’s previous duties also included responsibility for BLM-Alaska’s other planning efforts, and minerals, subsistence, wildlife, fisheries, recreation, forestry, and cultural resource programs.  Murphy has a degree in mining engineering from Montana Tech, and began his federal career with the U.S. Geological Survey.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

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