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State Director's Message

BLM Nevada State Director John Ruhs

It is my great honor and pleasure to return to Nevada and have the opportunity to lead such a great team. BLM Nevada has a strong history of working with our neighbors as stewards of one of the most diverse and inspiring landscapes in the country. I am so proud to be a part of this rich history and want to thank you for your strong commitment to BLM’s multiple use mission as defined in our “Organic Act”, The Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended. The task at hand in managing our public lands is great, the challenges are complex and each and every one of you is crucial to mission success. I have given deliberate thought to my priorities as we move forward to carry out our duties and responsibilities in 2016. First, however, I would like all of us to reflect on the Bureau’s vision, mission, values, and overall priorities for these are the pillars of my priorities for BLM Nevada.

John Ruhs
BLM Nevada State Director

BLM VISION
To enhance the quality of life for all citizens through the balanced stewardship of America’s public lands and resources.

BLM MISSION
To sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

BLM VALUES
To serve with honesty, integrity, accountability, respect, courage, and commitment to make a difference.

BLM PRIORITIES

  1. To improve the health and productivity of the land to support the BLM multiple-use mission.
  2. To cultivate community-based conservation, citizen-centered stewardship, and partnership through consultation, cooperation, and communication.
  3. To respect, value, and support our employees, giving them resources and opportunities to succeed.
  4. To pursue excellence in business practices, improve accountability to our stakeholders and deliver better services to our customers.

State Director's 
FY 2016 Priorities

Maintain Healthy Landscapes
Invest in Partnerships
Permitting and Compliance
Organizational Readiness