BLM announces David Rosenkrance as Assistant Director for Energy, Minerals and Realty Management



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Washington, DC —The Bureau of Land Management announced today the selection of David Rosenkrance as the Assistant Director for the Energy, Minerals, and Realty Management Program. In this role, Rosenkrance will manage BLM’s work on renewable energy, oil and gas, mining and minerals, and grants for rights-of-way associated with solar and wind energy development on public lands. Additionally, he will oversee the realty management program, which administers land exchanges and other actions often linked to recreation and public access projects. Rosenkrance previously worked for the BLM and will return to start his new position in late May.

David Rosenkrance standing in front of a bush and smiling.
David Rosenkrance.

With over 30 years of relevant experience as an engineer, natural resources manager, and leader of national and regional programs, Rosenkrance brings a wealth of expertise to the BLM.  Rosenkrance is currently serving as a Senior Advisor for the US Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

"The BLM is dedicated to working with stakeholders to facilitate responsible, balanced, and forward-thinking energy and minerals development while addressing climate change," stated BLM Director Tracy Stone-Manning. "Given David’s extensive knowledge in these areas and his proven track record of leadership and stakeholder engagement, he is exceptionally suited to lead these critical efforts."

Before joining the BLM, Rosenkrance served for six years as the Deputy Regional Forester for the US Forest Service’s Intermountain Region based in Ogden, Utah and as the Acting Director for the US Forest Service’s Minerals and Geology Management program. He also held the position of Associate District Manager for BLM Colorado, overseeing vast stretches of public lands and field offices in northwest Colorado. Early in his career, Rosenkrance worked in various engineering roles for the Bureau of Land Management in Idaho and Oregon.

Rosenkrance holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Northern Arizona University and a Graduate Certificate in Hazardous Waste Control from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.