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Elko District Office
Release Date: 11/05/12
Contacts: Lesli Ellis , 775-753-0386 ,
News Release No. ELDO 2013-007

Koy selected as new BLM California Trail Center Manager

Gary Koy, California Trail Center ManagerELKO, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Elko District is proud to announce the selection of Gary Koy as the new BLM California Trail Interpretive Center Manager as of Nov. 1.

Koy had previously been the Supervisory Park Ranger at the Trail Center.

Koy brings an extensive knowledge of park management from his previous assignments at Denali National Park in Alaska, Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota, and Yosemite National Park. Prior to his arrival in Elko, he served as Assistant Director of the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center in Baker City, Ore.

“I am looking forward to continuing the success we’ve had in getting people here to enjoy the heritage of the California Trail and I plan on working with local community outreach groups to make the Trail Center a desired family destination,” said Koy.

The California Trail Interpretive Center, operated by the Bureau of Land Management, is eight miles west of Elko at Hunter exit 292. The Trail Center welcomes school and tour groups. Admission is free. Visit or or call (775) 738-1849 for more information.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.

Elko District Office   3900 E. Idaho St.      Elko, NV 89801  

Last updated: 11-06-2012