April 14, 2006
Contact: Beverly Gorny
Ross Named BLM Lander Field Manager
Bob Ross has been selected as the new field manager for the Bureau of Land Management’s office in Lander. He will assume the helm of the BLM Lander Field Office at the end of May.
“We are very fortunate to have Bob Ross become the new Lander Field Manager. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in resource management and has great people skills. Bob has proven to be an excellent leader throughout his 25 year long BLM career in Wyoming, and I consider it fortunate that he is taking the helm in Lander where his skills will be put to good use,” said Bob Bennett, BLM Wyoming state director.
Ross will lead the Lander Field Office after serving as Field Manager in the Newcastle Field Office since September 2004.
"I am honored to join the Lander Field Office," said Ross. "I'm looking forward to administering the wide variety of public lands and resources in central Wyoming. As soon as possible, I want to get to know and work with the staff and the members of the public who use and enjoy these lands."
After graduating from the University of Maryland with a bachelor's degree in geology, Ross worked as a geologist for the U.S. Bureau of Mines in Pittsburgh, Penn. Ross came to Wyoming in 1981 and started his BLM career in Cody as a geologist. He served in positions in Cody and Worland in land use planning, then served as the assistant field manager for minerals and lands in Worland for three years. Before moving to Newcastle, Ross served for six months as the acting field manager in Worland.
Ross, and his wife, Janine, have three sons.