Lead Outdoor Recreation Planner
Mother Lode Field Office
Jeff Horn is the agency liaison for all recreation-related issues in the east-central portion of California -- everything from Yuba and Nevada counties, south to Mariposa and Merced counties.
He manages three Wild and Scenic rivers (American River, Merced River and Tuolumne River), and one of the largest whitewater programs in the BLM, administering river recreation on the South Fork of the Yuba River, the North and South Forks of the American River, the Mokelumne River, the Merced River and a portion of the Tuolumne River.
He is also in charge of four campgrounds and 50 miles of multi-use, multi agency trails.
Jeff worked in the ski industry and was a river guide working on rivers all over the west and internationally, prior to getting a job as a river ranger for the BLM.
Jeff's love of the outdoors goes beyond his devotion to his work. He loves to run rivers, fly, fish, and backpack. When not tramping on trails or running rivers, he likes to cook and restore old VW buses. One more interest: he is an amateur herpetologist, a branch of zoolology dealing with reptiles and amphibians. He actually breeds reptiles. He even goes on raft trips to Tanzania and Madagascar exploring and herping for chameleons.
Jeff grew up in picturesque Palos Verdes in southern California but now lives in Orangevale with wife Pamela.