News Release

For Release: February 23, 2009         
Contacts:   John Dearing (916) 978-4622 or Jan Bedrosian (916) 978-4612

Nancy Lull is named BLM district manager for Northern California

The Bureau of Land Management has selected Nancy Lull of Baker City, Oregon, as the district manager for the newly formed Northern California District.

Lull, a 20-year BLM career employee, will be headquartered in Redding, California, and will oversee BLM field offices in Arcata, Redding, Alturas, Susanville and Cedarville.  The five offices manage over 3.2 million acres of public land, including the Headwaters Forest Reserve; the King Range National Conservation Area; the Sacramento River Bend; Klamath and Trinity wild and scenic rivers; the northern segment of California Coastal National Monument; portions of the historic Emigrant and California National Historic Trails; Bizz Johnson Rail Trail and Eagle Lake. The current five field office managers will remain in place under this new district structure.

Lull, a Boise State University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in journalism, started her federal career as a staff assistant and worked her way up through increasingly responsible positions including volunteer program coordinator, public affairs specialist, program analyst, associate district manager, deputy group manager, assistant field manager, and field manager.  During her BLM career she has served in the Boise District Office; Office of Fire and Aviation; Office of Wildland Fire Coordination in Washington, D.C.; California Desert District Office; Kemmerer Field Office, Wyoming; and Baker City Field Office, Oregon.

“We are truly grateful to have someone of Nancy’s caliber as the Northern California district manager,” said California State Director Mike Pool.  “She brings an incredible amount of land management experience and knowledge and will be an excellent fit for our Northern California District,” Pool said.  He said the newly formed district is part of a national reorganization designed to streamline and standardize BLM’s management functions.

Lull, 49, who reports for work on May 1, says she is honored to be chosen for the position and looks forward to the many challenges the federal land agency faces.


California State Office – 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825