The Bureau of Land Management welcomes new Field Manager to the Gunnison Field Office
Gunnison, Colo. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Colorado Gunnison Field Office welcomes Jon Kaminsky as the new Field Manager to the Gunnison Field Office in Gunnison Colorado. Jon will be responsible for the management and stewardship of more than 20 employees and 600,000 acres of public land in the upper Gunnison River Basin of southwestern Colorado.
“We are delighted to welcome Jon Kaminsky aboard as the new Field Manager for the Gunnison Field Office here in southwest Colorado,” said acting District Manager Elizabeth Dawson. “Jon has a proven history of building consensus and finding innovative solutions to manage public lands in Colorado, and we’re thrilled to have him join our team.”
Trained as a professional hydrogeologist, Jon has earned a bachelor’s degree in geology from Western State College of Colorado (now Western Colorado University) and a Master of Science in Hydrogeology from Idaho State University. Jon has broad experience in project management, National Environmental Policy Act analysis, including the preparation of Resource Management Plans, and is experienced from both regulator and proponent perspectives in natural resource management.
“I am honored to be the new Field Manager in a region that has played such an important part in my life,” said Gunnison Field Manager, Jon Kaminsky. “I look forward to continuing to connect with the local communities, government officials, Tribes, and stakeholders.”
Jon’s career has taken him all over the western United States since 1982 as an educator, employee of the USGS, Department of Energy and the Bureau of Land Management. Jon is married to Shannon Kaminsky, and their family includes two children, son Ian and daughter Kaylee. They enjoy skiing, ice hockey, hiking 14ers, and cycling. Ian recently graduated from college, and with Kaylee’s recent graduation from Gunnison High School, they are now settling in to being empty nesters.
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.