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Release Date: 06/30/09
Contacts: David Boyd, 970-947-2832    

New Assistant Field Manager arrives in Meeker

MEEKER, Colo.— The Bureau of Land Management recently welcomed Meeker High School graduate James Roberts as its new Assistant Field Manager for the White River Field Office.


Roberts, who arrived in mid-June, oversees the biological and physical resource programs for the 2.67-million-acre White River Field Office, which is based in Meeker. 


Roberts earned Bachelor of Science degrees in both wildlife biology and fisheries biology from Colorado State University in 1999. He started his BLM career seven years ago in Kemmerer, Wyo., where he worked as a Natural Resource Specialist in the Fluid Minerals Program. Roberts has also worked for the National Marine Fisheries Service.


“It’s great to be back in Meeker helping manage the same public lands that first generated my interest in natural resources,” Roberts said.


Before graduating Meeker High School in 1994, Roberts worked as a volunteer for the White River Field Office and Wildland Fire Programs.


“We are very pleased James has joined our team in Meeker,” said BLM White River Field Manager Kent Walter. “Not only does he bring a diversity of natural resource experience, he also brings a broad national and community based perspective, which will benefit the management of the area.”


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.

Last updated: 06-30-2009