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Release Date: 08/21/12
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BLM Colorado River District Welcomes New Manager

Lake Havasu, Ariz. - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Colorado River District will welcome the new District Manager, Roxie Trost, at her swearing-in ceremony on August 24, 2012, in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.  Trost began providing leadership to the Colorado River District on May 6, 2012, which was her official start date.  As Colorado River District Manager, Trost oversees the Yuma, Kingman, and Lake Havasu Field Offices. 

“Roxie Trost brings vast experience, an enthusiastic attitude, and a can-do spirit to the Colorado River District,” said BLM Arizona State Director Raymond Suazo.  “I believe Roxie has a unique set of managerial skills and experiences to add to, and lead the Colorado River District employees and programs in a bright and exciting direction.  Her range of experience, innovative management skills, ability to lead change, resolve difficult issues, and build partnerships make her an excellent choice for the BLM Colorado River District manager.”

For the last eight years, Trost has served as the BLM Barstow Field Manager in California.  She has also served in several key supervisory positions, including as a resource management specialist and outdoor recreation planner in both the BLM California Barstow and El Centro Field offices.  Her experience in California has prepared her well for a multitude of resource issues in the Colorado River District, especially managing a large and challenging recreation program.

“I am truly honored and humbled to have the opportunity to manage the outstanding BLM employees and diverse resource programs in the Colorado River District,” Trost said.  “I enjoy working with people from all backgrounds and managing public lands and natural resources.  This District holds some beautiful landscapes and provides amazing opportunities for visitors and residents alike.  I am looking forward to this exciting opportunity.”

The BLM Colorado River District Office has management responsibility for 5.4 million acres of public lands in western Arizona stretching from the Mexican border to the Lake Mead National Recreation Area just outside Las Vegas, Nevada.  While the District’s primary responsibility are for lands in Arizona, it also manages lands in California and Nevada. The District is known for its recreation opportunities, which include water sports, hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, biking, picnicking, and off-highway vehicle use.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2014, the BLM generated $5.2 billion in receipts from public lands.

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