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Release Date: 09/14/09
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BLM Employee Honored with the Lifetime Service Award

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Today, Bureau of Land Management Realty Specialist Andy Senti was awarded the Lifetime Service Award by the Public Land Foundation at their annual meeting in Billings, Montana.

The foundation offers the award annually to people who have continued to enhance the proud tradition of public service. Senti has 57 years of service with the Bureau of Land Management in Colorado, and another three years of civil service with the U.S. Forest Service and the Army Air Corps.

“We are pleased to present Mr. Senti with this award in recognition of his many years of service of improving and protecting the public lands,” said George Lea, President of the PLF.   “You have maintained this tradition throughout your career in managing public land resources and providing other services to and for the public”.

 Senti’s career covered many phases of public land administration and has worked as a Land Law Examiner and Appraiser, among others.  Senti has received many awards throughout the years.  In 1945 he received the Asiatic Pacific Service Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.  In 1978 he received the Department of the Interior Meritorious Service Award and in 1990 the Interior Distinguished Service Award.

In July, Senti was honored by Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar with a commemorative award for 60 years of federal service.

The Public Land Foundation is a national nonprofit conservation organization whose members are primarily retired former BLM employees.  The organization advocates and works for the retention of public lands in the public’s hands, professionally and sustainably managed for the common use and enjoyment of the American people.

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 sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

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