U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Wind River/Bighorn Basin District Office
|Release Date: 11/29/11|
BLM Hosts Installation Ceremony:
The public is invited to attend the installment of Steve Dondero as district manager for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wind River/Bighorn Basin District (WR/BBD) at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9, at the WR/BBD Office in Worland.
BLM Wyoming Associate State Director Ruth Welch will administer the Oath of Office. “Steve's extensive background in renewable resources, hardrock mining, wildlife, fire, grazing and recreation will be an excellent addition to the BLM Wyoming organization,” said Welch.
Dondero has worked with the BLM since 1977 in many diverse positions including wildlife biologist, range conservationist and outdoor recreation planner. He most recently served as the associate district manager for the Elko District in Nevada. As district manager of the WR/BBD, Dondero oversees the management of approximately 5.7 million acres of public lands within the Cody, Lander and Worland field office areas.
“I am both honored and thrilled to be selected for this position in the most beautiful part of Wyoming,” said Dondero. “I am looking forward to the opportunities and challenges that come with the job, and to becoming part of the local communities.”
Dondero graduated from Humboldt State University with a degree in wildlife management and minor degrees in range and biology. While attending college, he fought fires each summer for the U.S. Forest Service, beginning a 25-year span of work in various aspects of fire management.
Dondero enjoys fly fishing, hunting, golfing, wood working, gardening and watching wildlife in his spare time. He and his wife Jo Ann are enjoying exploring the Cody, Lander and Worland communities.
The public is encouraged to come for the ceremony and meet the new district manager. The WR/BBD Office is located at 101 South 23rd Street in Worland. For more information, please contact BLM Public Affairs Specialist Sarah Beckwith at 347-5207 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, recreational and other activities on BLM-managed land contributed more than $130 billion to the U.S. economy and supported more than 600,000 American jobs. The Bureau is also one of a handful of agencies that collects more revenue than it spends. In FY 2012, nearly $5.7 billion will be generated on lands managed by the BLM, which operates on a $1.1 billion budget. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.
Wind River/Bighorn Basin District Office 101 South 23rd Worland, WY 82401
|Last updated: 12-01-2011|
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