Ed Hastey

In his work with Resources Legacy Fund, Ed Hastey has focused on conservation stewardship and large-scale conservation transactions. His efforts have resulted in the conservation acquisition of thousands of acres of privately-held lands within designated wilderness, proposed wilderness areas, and other key lands and waterways in California. His conservation successes include protection of Beauty Mountain Wilderness and the Amargosa River in the California desert, as well as the King Range National Conservation Area and King Range Wilderness in northern California’s Lost Coast. His work is grounded in the 21 years he served as Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Director in California. During that time, he helped launch the California Biodiversity Council (the only entity of its kind in the nation), was key to the creation of BLM’s National Conservation System, and was an effective mentor and promoter of women as leaders within the agency. He has received numerous awards, including the Presidential Distinguished Service Award, the Private Lands Foundation BLM 50th Anniversary Decadal Award, and the National Fish and Wildlife Service’s Chuck Yeager Award.

Ed Hastey
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  • Tupper Ansel Blake