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California Desert District
Release Date: 10/02/12
Contacts: David Briery , (951) 697-5220 or  
  Stephen Razo , (951) 697-5217  
News Release No. CDD-13-2

Bureau of Land Management Names New Ridgecrest Field Office Manager

Carl Symons has been selected as the new field manager for the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Ridgecrest Field Office.  Symons is currently BLM’s Medford Supervisory Realty Specialist in Oregon. Prior to his current position, he has held positions in Engineering, Timber, Rights-of-Ways and Fire for both the BLM and the Forest Service in Arizona and Oregon. He is expected to assume his full-time duties in early November.
“I am very proud and honored to be joining the California Desert District as the Ridgecrest Field Manager,” said Symons.  “I am excited to have the opportunity to work with the outstanding staff in the Ridgecrest Field Office, as well as members of the community that are interested and involved in the activities that occur on BLM lands. The Ridgecrest Field Office is a diverse and dynamic place to work and I am looking forward to taking on both the opportunities and challenges facing the Field Office.”

Symons served as the acting Ridgecrest Field Office Manager in late 2011 and early 2012.  He enjoys kayaking, scuba diving, traveling and spending time with his family. He is married to wife Katrina and has daughters Kristin and Caitlin.

The Ridgecrest Field Office is one of five field offices within the California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA).  The CDCA was established by Congress through passage of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act.  The Ridgecrest Field Office manages a region of the California Desert linking diverse natural and cultural landscape. These wildlands mark the transition between the West Mojave and the Sierra, Great Basin and San Joaquin Valley bioregions Segments of 19 distinct mountain ranges are located here, with the highest elevation reaching over 11,000 feet above sea level. Other landforms such as tufa towers, badlands, deep canyons, lava flows, dry lakes, sand dunes, cinder cones, wide valleys and alluvial fans provide a varied setting for desert exploration, discovery and solitude.


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Last updated: 10-02-2012