In The Spotlight
BLM Honors Outstanding Youth Program Employees for 2013
BLM-Utah State Director Juan Palma recently recognized eight employees for their outstanding work with youth in 2013. In spite of challenges due to budget reductions, these resourceful personnel were able to sustain and enhance youth programs in their districts. Amber Hughes, Kristina Waggoner, ReBecca Hunt-Foster, Tami Howell, Ray Kelsey, Dan Fletcher, Maria Gochis, and Rebecca Oaks all received special recognition for their exceptional efforts supporting various national youth initiatives and goals. They were nominated by their respective district management for their involvement in employing, engaging and educating youth; building the BLM’s future diverse workforce; nurturing future public lands stewards; providing public service projects; sustaining partnerships; and building our nation’s 21st Century Youth Conservation Corps.
Congratulations and THANK YOU to all of the Superstars! Next year, BLM-Utah’s Youth Program looks forward to expanding partnerships with academic institutions, diverse youth groups, and youth corps programs. For more information on BLM-Utah’s Youth Program, please contact Jeanette Matovich Shackelford, Utah Youth Program Coordinator, at 801-539-4232 or email@example.com.
The SLFO is located in the northwest corner of Utah. Much of this area is part of the Great Basin region, a place of isolated mountain ranges separated by wide sweeping sagebrush flats.
This area is also a land of illusions, floating islands and vanishing water mirages. Almost touching the Utah-Nevada borders are the Bonneville Salt Flats, a unique plain of almost- pure, white salt. This geological oddity is one of the only places in the United States where one can see the curvature of the earth over dry land. Just south of the Salt Flats lies the Pony Express Trail where horse riders risked their lives delivering the mail in 1860 and 1861. [more]
Salt Lake Field Office
2370 South 2300 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84119