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Release Date: 01/24/13

BLM appoints new North Dakota field manager

DICKINSON, N.D. ---  Rick Rymerson was recently selected as the new Field Manager for the BLM North Dakota Field Office headquartered in Dickinson, N.D.
Rymerson has been serving as the Minerals Staff Chief at the BLM Tres Rios Field Office in Durango, Colo. and was appointed to head the North Dakota Field Office effective Jan. 13. Rymerson replaced former field manager Lonny Bagley who accepted a position as the Colorado BLM Deputy State Director for Energy, Lands and Minerals in 2012.
Rymerson has 17 years of experience in the federal government including working for the bureau in Lander, Wyo. and in St. George, Utah as a geologist. He served five years on active duty as a weather specialist in the U. S. Air Force and currently serves with the Alaska Air National Guard as a bioenvironmental engineer.
Rymerson has a B.S. from Eastern Washington University in Environmental Geology and an M.S. in Geology (Geochemistry) from the University of Florida. He has a his wife and three children.
“We are excited to have Rick join our staff in the North Dakota Field Office,” said Diane Friez, director of the BLM Eastern Montana – Dakotas District. “Coming from another BLM office with oil and gas responsibilities, he is familiar with the types of issues our staff deals with on a daily basis.”
“With the significant workload associated with the Bakken, Rick’s previous experiences, coupled with his leadership abilities, will be well utilized,” she said.
The North Dakota Field Office manages about 58,000 surface acres and over 4 million acres of combined Federal and Indian Trust mineral estate. It is an active hub for Federal action related to oil and gas development.
Rymerson can be reached at the North Dakota Field Office by dialing 701.227.7703.

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: 01-30-2013