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Release Date: 10/10/12
Contacts: Kyle Sullivan, 303-239-3861    

Thomas Heinlein named BLM Colorado Front Range District Manager (10-10-12)

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – The Bureau of Land Management named Thomas Heinlein as Colorado’s Front Range District Manager. Tom is coming from Utah, where he was the Monticello Field Manager. He will start in early November. 

“Tom brings extensive leadership experience and resource knowledge that will greatly benefit the BLM,” Helen Hankins, BLM Colorado State Director said. 

Heinlein received his Master of Science in Forest Ecology from Northern Arizona University in 1996. Prior to joining the BLM in 2008, he was employed as a research fire ecologist with the Northern Arizona University Ecological Restoration Institute, a biologist with the National Park Service Arctic Inventory and Monitoring Network, chief of natural and cultural resources and assistant park superintendent for Western Arctic National Parklands and Superintendent of Bering Land Bridge National Preserve. 

Outside of his federal service, Heinlein enjoys telemark skiing, backpacking, boating, woodworking and outdoor photography.  

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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: 10-10-2012