BLM Wyoming welcomes Chad Krause as Newcastle Field Manager

NEWCASTLE, Wyo. – The Bureau of Land Management welcomes Chad Krause as the new field manager for the Newcastle Field Office. As field manager, Krause oversees the management of 287,900 acres of BLM-managed surface and 1.7 million acres of federal mineral estate across Crook, Weston, and Niobrara counties in northeastern Wyoming, as well as BLM-managed public lands and mineral estate in Nebraska.

“The High Plains District is thrilled to have Chad and his family join our team,” says Kevin Christensen, BLM High Plains District Manager. “It’s a challenging position that is he well-prepared to assume, and I am confident he will do a great job of managing the public lands administered by the field office.”

Krause joins the High Plains District leadership team from the Cody Field Office, where he served as Assistant Field Manager for Lands and Minerals for seven years. He brings with him more than 20 years of federal service and extensive experience working with stakeholders on topics ranging from grazing and water issues in Montana to mineral development and land tenure projects in Wyoming.

Krause was raised in central Montana and received a degree in geological engineering from Montana Tech in Butte. He began his federal career with the U.S. Forest Service, fighting fire to pay his way through college. For more than a decade he worked as a hydrologist and riparian specialist for the BLM Central Montana District. During his time with BLM Wyoming, he served in various permanent and temporary roles as field manager and assistant field manager.

“My wife, daughters, and I are excited to become part of the Newcastle community,” says Krause. “I look forward to serving the public in carrying out the BLM’s multiple use 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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