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Release Date: 09/13/10
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Media Advisory: Missoula BLM Gets New Field Manager

Members of the media are invited to attend a brief induction ceremony honoring the new Field Manager for the BLM’s Missoula Field Office on Friday, Sept. 17, starting at 11 a.m. in the Missoula Field Office conference room.

Acting State Director for the Montana/Dakotas BLM Mike Nedd will officially welcome Richard Torquemada to his new post at the Field Office. He replaces Nancy Anderson, who retired from her position a month ago.

Torquemada comes to the BLM from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service where he was the North Idaho Field Office supervisor. Prior to that, he worked for the U.S. Forest Service as a fish biologist and a supervisory fish and wildlife biologist.

The Field Office manages nearly 150,000 acres of public lands and more than 200,000 acres of mineral estate within Granite, Missoula, and Powell Counties in western Montana.

Media who wish to attend the ceremony should be at the Field Office by 10:45 a.m. in order to be in place before the ceremony begins. The Field Office is located at 3255 Fort Missoula Road in Missoula. For more information, call David Abrams at (406) 490-0367.

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.

Missoula Field Office   3255 Fort Missoula Road      Missoula, MT 59804  

Last updated: 06-28-2012