THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES MICHAEL PAUL DOMBECK DIRECTOR OF THE BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
President Clinton today announced his intention to nominate Michael Paul Dombeck of Wisconsin as Director of the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Secretary Bruce Babbitt named Dr. Dombeck Acting Director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in February of 1994. He has previously served in several key positions including Chief of Staff to the Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management. From 1989 - 1992, Dr. Dombeck served as Science Advisor and Special Assistant to the Director of the BLM.
A professional natural resource manager, Dr. Dombeck has had numerous field assignments throughout the mid-west and the west. He brings nearly 20 years of resource management experience to the job and is noted for his organizational management skills, positive approach to resolving issues, building coalitions and working with people.
Dr. Dombeck received his Ph.D. in Fisheries Biology from Iowa State University, his M.S. in Zoology from the University of Minnesota and his B.S. in Biology and General Science from the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point. He and his wife Pat and daughter Mary live in Vienna, Virginia and enjoy many outdoor recreational activities.
As Director of the Bureau of Land Management, Dr. Dombeck will work with Secretary Bruce Babbitt in managing the 270 million acres of federal surface land and over 570 million acres of mineral estate under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of the Interior.