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Northern California District
Release Date: 02/01/12
Contacts: Jeff Fontana , (530) 252-5332 (  
News Release No. NC-12-25

BLM Announces Jennifer Mata as New Field Manager for Redding

Jennifer Mata, a Bureau of Land Management natural resources specialist, has been named manager of the agency’s Redding Field Office.  She reports for duty on March 26.

Mata is currently a supervisory resource management specialist in the BLM’s Eagle Lake Field Office in Susanville, Calif. where she oversees the botany, wildlife, archaeology, recreation planning, land use planning, ecology and hydrology programs.

“The Redding Field Office has been doing excellent work with many partners to improve the public lands and provide important recreation opportunities for the region’s residents and visitors,” Mata said.  “The office has a great staff of enthusiastic and dedicated professionals and an amazing group of partners.  I am excited about becoming part of this team.”

Nancy Haug, the BLM’s northern California district manager, said Mata’s BLM experiences will be invaluable as she leads the staff of 25 employees.

“Jennifer has a strong background in natural resource management and planning and working with government agency and private sector partners,” Haug said. “She comes into the Redding Field Office’s win-win environment well suited to take us to even higher levels of success.” 

Mata, a Redding native who grew up in Susanville, has a Bachelor of Science degree in rangeland management from California State University, Chico.  She joined the BLM in 1997 as a rangeland management specialist in Susanville and worked in the agency’s Bakersfield, Calif. and Twin Falls, Idaho offices before taking her current position in Susanville.

She replaces Steve Anderson, who retired in December.

Mata has family ties in the Redding region, and will reside in local area with her husband and two young sons.

The BLM Redding Field Office manages about 250,000 acres of public lands in Shasta, Tehama, Siskiyou, Butte and Trinity counties.


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Last updated: 02-01-2012