BLM Spotlights Sabrina Flores as new Albuquerque District Manager

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The Bureau of Land Management spotlights the selection of Sabrina Flores as Albuquerque District Manager. In that capacity, Flores oversees the management of 2.5 million acres and more than 9.6 million mineral estate acres in Bernalillo, Catron, Cibola, McKinley, Sandoval, Socorro, Torrance, and Valencia counties.

“I’m excited to lead the important work that must be done within the BLM’s Albuquerque District,” said Flores. “I have dedicated my career to land management including seven years in the BLM’s Socorro and Rio Puerco field offices as a civil servant, and I will continue to do so in this new role.”

Flores spent the last 12 years working with the U.S. Forest Service, including the last seven as a Supervisory Natural Resource Manager with the Lincoln National Forest. Last year, she completed a temporary promotion with the Region 4 Office in Utah as a Deputy Director of Natural Resources. She worked in Colorado as a District Ranger and California as a Deputy District Ranger, as well as the Lincoln National Forest Public Services Staff Officer. Ms. Flores is a 2020 graduate of the U.S. Forest Service Senior Leader Program and has an educational background in environmental sciences from New Mexico Highlands University. She and her husband Luis have three children: Luis, Cruz, and Rosa.

"I am excited to have Sabrina on our team," stated BLM New Mexico State Director Melanie Barnes. "Her interagency experience along with her previous time working in the Albuquerque District make her the ideal person to lead our Albuquerque District team in the BLM mission.”

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

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