U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Worland Field Office
|Release Date: 07/02/12|
BLM Hosts Installation Ceremony
An installation ceremony for Becky Spurgin as field manager of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Worland Field Office (WFO) will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 13, at the Worland Field Office. The public is invited to attend.
BLM Wyoming State Director Don Simpson will administer the Oath of Office. “Becky’s extensive background in solid minerals and renewable resources, as well as her work on national level issues, will be an asset to the BLM Worland Field Office,” said Simpson.
Spurgin began her career with the BLM in 1993 as a co-op student mining engineer in the Montana/Dakotas State Office with the branch of solid minerals. She worked in Lewistown and Malta, Mont., as a geologist/mining engineer, and then returned to the state office as the Montana/Dakotas coal coordinator and the leasable and mining law administration program leads. After 15 years in Montana, Spurgin was selected as the assistant field manager for resources in the Rawlins Field Office where she remained until moving to Greybull in May.
As field manager of the WFO, Spurgin oversees the management of more than two million acres of public lands in the southern half of the Bighorn Basin.
Spurgin grew up in Greybull and still has family throughout much of the Bighorn Basin. She went to Northwest College in Powell and later to South Dakota School of Mines and Technology where she earned degrees in geology and geological engineering.
“It’s the opportunity of a lifetime to return to where I grew up and work with the people and resources here,” said Spurgin. “There is a talented staff in the Worland Field Office and I look forward to gaining from their experience and seeing where I can contribute.”
The public is encouraged to come for the ceremony and meet the new field manager. The Worland Field 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 email@example.com.
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.
Worland Field Office 101 South 23rd Worland, WY 82401
|Last updated: 07-02-2012|
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