New BLM Nevada director has 20 years with federal agencies | NevadaAppeal.com

New BLM Nevada director has 20 years with federal agencies

The Associated Press
Jon Raby, the new state director of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management in Nevada, is pictured in this photo provided Monday, March 4, 2019 by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. Raby was formally sworn in on Monday. He has worked for more than 20 years with the BLM, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Forest Service in Oregon, Montana and Washington D.C. (U.S. Bureau of Land Management via AP)
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RENO — The new state director for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management in Nevada has spent more than two decades working for federal land management agencies in Washington D.C. and the West.

Jon Raby was officially sworn in Monday by Brian Steed, BLM’s deputy director for policy.

Raby has worked for the BLM in Oregon, Montana and Washington D.C. He also worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Forest Service.

In his new role, he’ll oversee about 925 employees with an annual budget of about $108 million in Nevada, which has BLM’s largest mining and wild horse programs, and its largest fire program outside of Alaska.