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BLM seeks teacher for innovative new program
Release Date: 04/29/14
Contacts: Kyle Sullivan, Public Affairs Specialist, 719-269-8553    

BLM seeks teacher for innovative new program (4.29.14)

MONTE VISTA, Colo. – The Bureau of Land Management San Luis Valley Field Office is seeking a teacher (K-12) for the Teachers on Public Lands, Hands on the Land Program for the Rio Grande Natural Area. The Rio Grande Natural Area was selected as one of the top ten BLM HOL sites across the nation for curriculum development. The Rio Grande Natural Area is located between Alamosa, CO and the New Mexico border along the Rio Grande River corridor.

This project will last for eight weeks between June and August 2014. The teacher will receive a $2,200 professional development stipend, paid tuition for UC-Denver three credit hour graduate course and a once in a life time experience promoting hands-on learning through some of the United States’ most treasured cultural and natural resources.

“The Teachers on Public Lands program offers an excellent opportunity for teachers to learn about the unique cultural resources within the Rio Grande Natural Area,” said San Luis Valley Field Office Manager Andrew Archuleta. “The landscape and ecological diversity of the Natural Area makes it extremely valuable for engaging local and regional populations through education and interpretation.”

For more information on the Teachers on Public Lands Program and an application, please visit the BLM San Luis Valley Field Office web site at or contact Heather Salaz at 719-655-6116 or

Please submit your application to Heather Salaz by May 23, 2014.

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: 04-30-2014