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Elko District Office
Release Date: 08/21/12
Contacts: Lesli Ellis , 775-753-0386 ,
News Release No. ELDO 2012-060

Adams Selected as New BLM Tuscarora Field Manager

ELKO, Nev. – Rich Adams was selected as the new Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Tuscarora Field Manager in Elko, Nev. and he began work here Aug. 13. Adams comes to Nevada from the BLM in Malta, Mont. where he was the Field Manager for three years.

Adams began his BLM career in fire and range as a seasonal employee in 1976 in Nevada and Montana. In 1980, Adams accepted a permanent position as a range conservationist and worked in this capacity until 1992 both in Glasgow and Butte, Mont. He then transferred to Winnemucca as a supervisory range conservationist/rangeland management specialist until 2001 when he moved to Malta.

Adams holds a bachelor’s degree in Range/Forest Management from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo.

“I am truly excited about working with the Elko BLM and the people here who are so passionate about their public lands,” said Adams.

Adams and his bride of 33 years Mary Ellen now reside in Elko. He can be reached at (775)753-0320 or by email at

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.

Elko District Office   3900 E. Idaho St.      Elko, NV 89801  

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