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Release Date: 06/24/09
Contacts: Cass Cairns, 719-269-8553    

New BLM Front Range District Manager arrives soon

Cañon City, Colo. – The BLM Royal Gorge Field Office is pleased to announce the arrival of the new Front Range District Manager Greg Shoop. Shoop is coming to Cañon City next week from the BLM’s national office in Washington, D.C. where he was a senior mineral leasing specialist. 
The Front Range District (based in Cañon City) is one of three new BLM districts in Colorado and covers the Royal Gorge Field Office and the San Luis Valley Public Lands Center in Monte Vista.
Shoop, who has 18 years with the BLM, says, “The addition of the Front Range District to the BLM’s Colorado organization is a good thing as it brings higher management to a local level. I will have a greater ability to learn about and be more responsive to the uses, concerns, and issues of local resources.”
“The value of Greg’s experience in lands and minerals from a national perspective and his past ties with the BLM Colorado State Office and Craig field office will be a great benefit to the Front Range District and Colorado as a whole. The timeliness of Greg’s arrival allows an overlap with the opportunity to gain knowledge on pertinent issues prior to my retirement in the near future. We are looking forward to having Greg on board,” Royal Gorge Field Manager Roy Masinton said.
On a personal level, Shoop looks forward to the ability to spend more time in the “great outdoors...I enjoy reading, hiking, and sports. Though I’ve been known to root for the Washington Redskins, I’ve been a Broncos fan since 1987 and look forward to the upcoming season.” Shoop has two grown sons who were the core of a Boy Scouts troop Shoop established in Northern California when they were growing up. His oldest son is currently in the Army undergoing Special Forces training at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina.

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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Last updated: 06-25-2009