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Release Date: 05/16/12
Contacts: David Boyd, Public Affairs Specialist, 970 876-9008    
  Chris Joyner, Public Affairs Specialist, 970 244-3097    

BLM welcomes new public affairs specialist to Western Colorado (05-16-12)

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – The Bureau of Land Management Northwest District has a new public affairs specialist based in Grand Junction, Colo.

Public Affairs Specialist Christopher B. Joyner comes to BLM from the Department of Defense.  He fills the position vacated by Tom Alvarez in August.  

Joyner, an Operation Iraqi Freedom Combat Veteran, served the U.S. Army as a public affairs officer both as a soldier and an Army civilian employee.  His professional career spans multiple public affairs and visual information assignments in the U.S. Army.  A native of North Carolina, Joyner holds an undergraduate degree in Livestock Management from North Carolina State University and two graduate degrees in Education from Appalachian State University.

Joyner will have lead public affairs responsibilities for the BLM Grand Junction and White River field offices. Public Affairs Specialist David Boyd, who is based in Silt, will have lead responsibilities for the Colorado River Valley, Kremmling and Little Snake field offices.

Chris Joyner can be reached at 970 244-3097; cell: 970 210-2126; or e-mail

David Boyd can be reached at 970 876-9008; cell: 970 319-4130; or e-mail

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: 05-16-2012