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Release Date: 03/03/11
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BLM’s Brunkhorst Recognized by Society for Range Management

Dan Brunkhorst, a rangeland management specialist (RMS) with the Bureau of Land Management’s Lewistown Field Office, was recognized as the Outstanding RMS for Montana and the Dakotas at the 2011 Society for Range Management’s Annual Meeting held recently in Billings.
Dan was nominated for this prestigious recognition by Adam Carr, the BLM’s supervisory natural resource specialist in Lewistown, and Willy Frank, the Lewistown field manager.
The nomination package briefly described Dan’s work as a team lead for a complicated environmental assessment that renewed 92 grazing leases; his work to train and mentor seasonal employees; his guidance during a trespass resolution effort; his efforts to develop native seed mixes for reclamation projects; and his increased range related work load consisting of 300 allotments spanning nine central Montana counties.
The nomination package also noted Dan’s continuing commitment to the proper multiple-use management of the public resources BLM is charged with managing.
“Dan is the consummate professional, whose outstanding work compliments his passion for the public lands and the people whose livelihood depends upon them,” offered Willy Frank.
Adam Carr added that “Dan has a true passion for proper multiple use management of our public lands and is very deserving of this prestigious recognition.”

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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