Mat Millenbach, current chief of staff to Assistant Interior Secretary Bob Armstrong, has been chosen as new Utah director for the Bureau of Land Management.

Acting BLM director Mike Dombeck said Monday that Mil-len-bach will be responsible for managing more than 22 million acres of federally owned public lands in Utah."With 22 years of experience in natural resources management, Mat Millenbach has the qualifications needed to guide the BLM skillfully in the task of managing two-fifths of Utah's land area," he said.