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Centeral California District
Release Date: 11/03/11
Contacts: Erin Curtis , 916-978 - 4622  
News Release No. CASO-12-1

Este Stifel Selected as BLM Central California District Manager

Este Stifel has been selected as the new District Manager for the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Central California District announced Jim Kenna, BLM California State Director.

Este has served as the BLM California Senior Technical Advisor since December 2010, coordinating statewide strategic planning efforts, policy review and development, and issues and assignments that directly support State Director resource management initiatives.

She has provided leadership for significant, ongoing BLM California projects and initiatives, including military withdrawals at the China Lake Naval Air Station and the Marine Corps Chocolate Mountains Gunnery Range, and abandoned mine lands program issues.  Este also provided management oversight regarding the BLM’s implementation of remedies for the West Mojave Resource Management Plan.

“Este is an experienced manager with many years of public service in natural resource management,” said Kenna.  “She also brings considerable first-hand knowledge of BLM’s California’s statewide resource programs and field operations.”

Este is no stranger to the BLM.   She previously served four years as the Lower Potomac Field Station Manager for the BLM-Eastern States. 

“Este is firmly committed to fulfilling the mission of the BLM and enhancing the opportunities for partnerships and cooperative management of our public lands,” added Kenna.

Prior to joining the BLM, Este held several positions with The Nature Conservancy on the East Coast, including as the Southern Blue Ridge Project Director.  She also held positions in the private sector in marketing and production.

Este has an admitted love of the outdoors.  When she can, she enjoys bicycling, kayaking and snowboarding.  Her love of the outdoors also played a role in her moving out West.

Este grew up in the Tidewater area of Virginia, and holds Masters of Environmental Management and Business Administration degrees from Duke University.  Her undergraduate work in environmental studies was completed at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn.


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Last updated: 11-08-2011