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Release Date: 01/10/12
Contacts: Shannon Borders: 970-240-5399    

BLM Associate State Director presents the Colorado State Director’s Excellence Award to Local Organization (01-10-12)

Who:                     John Mehlhoff, Bureau of Land Management associate state director, will present the BLM Colorado State Director’s Excellence through Leadership Award to the West Region Wildfire Council.

What:                   The award recognizes service to government through demonstrated leadership performed by any individual, organization or group that is internal or external to BLM Colorado. Leaders will have promoted a Government that is citizen-centered; results-oriented; actively promotes innovation and competition; or, supports the workforce by advancing employee morale.

Where:                Montrose Public Lands Center (2465 S. Townsend Ave.)

When:                  Thursday, Jan. 12 @ 3 p.m.

Why:                     The award recognizes the West Region Wildfire Council a results-oriented group that demonstrates effective collaboration to address the very real risk of wildfire threat in western Colorado.

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.

  2465 South Townsend Avenue      Montrose, CO 81401  

Last updated: 01-10-2012