Bureau of Land Management’s Marsing facility to temporarily close for office relocation

BOISE, Idaho – Beginning the week of June 6, the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Owyhee Field Office in Marsing will temporarily close to move equipment, including phone and computer networks, to a new office location at 101 South Bruneau Highway in Marsing. The new office will open for business on Monday, June 13. During the temporary closure, business can be conducted at the BLM Boise District Office located at 3948 Development Ave. in Boise or by calling (208) 384-3300.

The new Owyhee Field Office building will provide better public access including parking, an information reception area, and a large conference room for meetings. Other improved efficiencies include adequate office space for permanent and seasonal staff, an on-site warehouse yard for project supplies and equipment, and a staging area for wildland firefighting resources.

"Managing BLM public lands requires strong relationships and working closely with permit holders, stakeholders, and the communities we serve. Opening this permanent Marsing office location further demonstrates our commitment to that relationship with the local community,” said BLM Owyhee Field Manager Donn Christiansen.

An open house at the new location will be announced in early July and will include having managers and staff available for questions.

Office hours at the new location will continue to be 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mon. through Fri., excluding federal holidays. The main office phone number, 208-896-5912, and staff extensions will also remain the same.

The Owyhee Field Office oversees about 1,261,000 acres of public lands in western Owyhee County, from the Oregon border east to Oreana, and from the Snake River south to the Nevada border.

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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Mike Williamson
Donn Christiansen