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Northern California District
Release Date: 09/30/10
Contacts: Jeff Fontana , (530) 252-5332  
News Release No. NC-10-107

Bollschweiler Named New Manager for BLM Surprise Field Office in Cedarville

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has named Allen Bollschweiler of Santa Fe, N. M., field manager for the Surprise Field Office in Cedarville, Calif.  He reports for duty on Nov. 7.

Bollschweiler is currently branch chief for geographic services in the BLM’s New Mexico State Office, where he oversees geographic information systems (GIS) and staff, infrastructure design and application development.

He has been with the BLM since 2005 and has been involved in fire and GIS programs in New Mexico.

“Allen has a diverse background with work in the Coast Guard, private industry, the academic sector and as a business owner,” said Nancy Haug, the BLM’s Northern California District manager.  “This broad experience will be a great benefit to the Surprise Field Office, where a small staff is responsible for varied natural resource programs in two states.”

In Cedarville, Bollschweiler will oversee a permanent workforce of about 25 and administration of about 1.4 million acres in northeast California and northwest Nevada.  Livestock grazing, wild horse and burro management, wildlife habitat conservation, fire prevention and protection, and protection of cultural resources are major programs.  The field office works closely with the BLM’s Winnemucca, Nev., District on management of the Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon-Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area.

“I am looking forward to living and working in this beautiful part of northeast California,” Bollschweiler said.

Bollschweiler replaces Shane DeForest who has taken a position as manager of the BLM field office in Pinedale, Wyo.


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