Abbey, Stubbs & Ford, LLC

What We Do

Abbey, Stubbs & Ford, LLC is a professional land and energy consulting firm. For over 16 years we have provided technical consulting services, oversight and advice to municipal entities, utilities, landowners, and major real estate developers related to their interaction with federal agencies. Our particular areas of expertise include federal land policy and regulations, environmental and natural resource matters, strategic planning, and general government affairs/liaison at the local, state and national levels.

Since forming in 2000, as Robcyn, LLC and evolving into Abbey, Stubbs & Ford, LLC in 2005, the firm has grown to become the most respected land and energy consulting firm in the western United States. With broad experience, recognition and proven results our areas of specialty include but are not limited to:

  • Project Management and Support
  • Federal land and energy management
  • Natural resource management
  • Federal land use authorizations
  • Environmental permitting and compliance
  • Water resources management
  • Public land law

Our primary focus is to provide strategic direction for emerging and proposed activities on federally managed lands, oversight and advice to municipalities, utilities, landowners and major real estate developers before interactions begin with federal agencies. Abbey, Stubbs & Ford creates realistic expectations and assists clients with professional project management to achieve intended results.

No other entity has our regional and national experience and track record for forging partnerships between clients and government agencies to balance economic development and resource protection objectives with existing laws and regulations. Abbey, Stubbs & Ford is distinctly familiar with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, the Endangered Species Act, the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act, and other evolving key legislation that could affect your planned activities and goals. We have worked diligently to create and maintain solid working relationships with agency personnel. Our knowledge and understanding of the public and administrative processes has led to countless agency decisions in our clients favor.

Our particular area of emphasis and expertise is working in the western states where there is a high percentage of lands managed by federal agencies. We collaborate with the public and private sectors to find sustainable solutions to complex natural resource issues through land use planning and natural resource-based economic development options.


Abbey, Stubbs & Ford credits its success to many factors, primarily:

  • We have the ability to help develop successful projects while addressing the challenges associated with ever-changing laws, land use and forest management plans, regulations and agency staff.
  • We know that federally managed public lands are valued by the public and that for any project authorization there will need to be a clearly defined public benefit.
  • Our company has unparalleled strategic planning capabilities and innovative results-based approaches to working with elected officials, members of the public, and with federal land management agencies and personnel at all levels, including Washington, D.C.
  • With more than 110 years of collective experience working for the Department of the Interior in executive and senior management positions our principals and associates are well-regarded both personally and professionally by members of Congress, federal agencies and their key agents regardless of department or title.
  • The partnership at Abbey, Stubbs & Ford understands the confidential nature of discussions with our clients and the inherent expectation that our representation will be carried out in the most discreet and professional manner.
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