Dale Culver selected as new San Luis Valley field manager


Bureau of Land Management

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San Luis Valley Field Office

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Levi Spellman

Monte Vista, Colo. – The Bureau of Land Management Rocky Mountain District has announced the selection of Dale Culver as the San Luis Valley Field Manager.

As the San Luis Valley Field Manager, Culver will oversee the multiple-uses management of a diverse array of public lands.

“Dale comes to us from the National Park Service with extensive leadership experience – nearly a decade of which was right here in the Valley as the chief park ranger at Great Sand Dunes National Park,” said Cathy Cook, Rocky Mountain District Manager. “We are truly fortunate to have found someone who is already familiar with our communities and has built relationships here.” 

“It’s an incredible opportunity to be of service to this valley,” Culver said. “The people here have a deep connection to the land and it’s truly an honor to help ensure that land is well-managed”.

Culver has a bachelor’s degree in recreation from Western Colorado University and spent 25 years with the NPS before joining the Bureau of Land Management.

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.