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Northern California District
Release Date: 08/11/10
Contacts: Jeff Fontana , 530-252-5332  
  Erin Curtis , 916-978-4622  
News Release No. CA-N-10-91

BLM Names Ken Collum as New BLM Eagle Lake Field Manager

Ken Collum of Cedarville has been chosen as the new Eagle Lake Field Manager by the Bureau of Land Management, with responsibility for overseeing more than one million acres of public lands in northeastern California and northwestern Nevada. 

BLM Acting State Director Jim Abbott announced the selection today, stating, "Ken is a perfect fit for the Eagle Lake Office.  He has proven leadership abilities, having spent the last seven years in the Surprise Field Office in a variety of resource positions, and brings his extensive experience in the private sector as well."

Collum joined BLM in 2003 as a geologist and realty specialist, serving as the lead of two of BLM's multiple-use programs.  He added budgeting to his duties and most recently has served in acting field manager capacities in several BLM field offices in California.  Prior to joining BLM, Collum was an exploration manager and geologist in Colorado and Nevada.  He is a graduate of California State University Fresno with a bachelor's degree in economic geology.

BLM's Northern California District Manager Nancy Haug said the appointment comes at an important time, with the start this week of the Twin Peaks wild horse and burro roundup, gathering up to 2,000 wild horses and burros from the area north of Susanville.  "Ken will be a tremendous asset to the field office in all respects, but his leadership in the roundup preparation has been outstanding, and he is the right choice to oversee this important effort for the next weeks," she said.

The Eagle Lake Field Office's public lands offer an amazing diversity including forests, lake shorelines, scenic river canyons and expansive high deserts. These areas provide myriad  recreational opportunities, and other uses including timber harvesting and livestock grazing that help meet the food and fiber needs of our nation.

Collum, 52, and his family are looking forward to living in the Susanville area with its many recreational opportunities, and traveling throughout the surrounding high desert volcanic region.


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Last updated: 08-11-2010