The Bureau of Land Management names new Carson City District Manager

Carson City, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management has announced the selection for district manager of the Carson City District.

Kimberly Dow will take the helm of the Carson City District in late August.  

“Kim is a respected, proven leader in BLM Nevada with a track record of getting things done. She also has an incredible level of knowledge and diverse experience,” said BLM Nevada state director Jon Raby. “We are all excited to have Kim leading such an important district for BLM Nevada.”

Dow most recently served as the Sierra Front Field Manager for the Carson City BLM District. Dow started her career with the BLM as a volunteer, later becoming an intern through the Student Career Experience Program. After graduating college, Dow began her permanent career as a wildlife biologist in BLM California’s Folsom Field Office. In 2006, she joined BLM Nevada holding several positions at the Nevada State Office, including Management and Program Analyst, Natural Resource Specialist, Fisheries Program Lead, Renewable Energy Coordinator, and Branch Chief for Renewable Resources.   

"I am eager to start the next chapter of my career with Carson City District Office and continue building our partnerships. This District offers countless opportunities for people to explore and enjoy their public lands,” said Dow. “It is exciting to be part of this team."

Dow is a California native and a graduate of California State University Sacramento, with a Bachelor of Science in Conservation Biology. Dow’s time away from work is spent with her family participating in Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, and sports.

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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