U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
News.bytes Extra, issue 392
Getting out into the field
When people think of the BLM and its mission, what may come to mind is field work among wild horses, recreation sites, oil wells, plants, animals, archaeological sites and more. But as a number of new employees have discovered, land management takes a lot of office work: reviewing permit applications, preparing environmental documents, replying to correspondence, updating web pages and much more. The BLM personnel busy with these office tasks may not get out into the field very often. To help remedy this situation, several BLM-California volunteers, new interns and employees headed out to Cosumnes River Preserve, to learn first-hand about some land management issues and solutions. (text continued below)
“We wanted to show them what we do, not just talk about it,” said Karen Montgomery, a realty specialist with BLM-California's State Office. “We spent a few hours on the Preserve, so they could see some real on-the-ground work.”
The group included Dan Ryan, Brandon Anderson, Timothy Wing and Dan Krekelberg, recently brought on board in the Federal Career Intern Program and profiled earlier in BLM-California News.bytes; environmental protection specialist Erin Dreyfuss, who arrived in the BLM-California State Office two weeks ago from the El Centro Field Office; Zack Graves, a student working under the Temporary Employment Program Student, and Lauren Szlosek, a part-time summer volunteer -- both working in BLM-California's External Affairs Office.
- G.Szlosek, BLM-California state office, 7/18/09
|Last updated: 07-23-2009|