Mike Ford has over forty five years of experience working in the public and private sector focusing on complex public land, water, natural resource, planning, and management issues at the local, state, and federal level. During his twenty-five year career with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) he served as Deputy State Director for the BLM in Nevada and Chief of BLM’s National Land and Realty Branch in Washington, DC, where he focused on land disposal and acquisition activities. He also formerly served as a Congressional Fellow and Legislative Assistant for U.S. Senator Pete Domenici (R-NM) where he was responsible for public land and environmental issues.
Mike currently helps a number of western based municipalities, utilities, and private developers formulate effective land, water, and resource management strategies that balance economic development and conservation objectives. He also works in the private nonprofit sector doing acquisition work in Nevada and the Southwest for The Conservation Fund, a national conservation organization headquartered in Arlington, VA.
Mike has also served on numerous Boards and Committees supporting a host of personal and professional interests including:
In 2000, Mike Ford and Barry Stubbs established Robcyn, LLC, the original consulting firm which pre-dated the creation of Abbey, Stubbs and Ford. Mike continues to enjoy working on a variety of issues and can generally be found on the golf course or the beach when he is not working.