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October 2, 2008

    Cindy Wertz

BLM Realigns Beginning Oct. 1

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will be moving to a new organizational structure beginning October 1, 2008 with the transition occurring over the next year.

As part of a national BLM effort to develop consistent management structures across the country, BLM will be incorporating new district offices to provide coordination between several field offices.

The new district offices are:

  • Wyoming High Desert District: this will include the Rock Springs, Rawlins, Kemmerer and Pinedale field offices;
  • Wind River/Bighorn Basin District: this will include the Worland, Cody and Lander field offices;
  • Wyoming High Plains District: this will include the Casper, Buffalo and Newcastle field offices.

Our main priority is to serve our constituents. This change should be seamless to our customers,” said Acting State Director Don Simpson. 

Staffing and management in existing field offices will not be affected. Public land permit holders, lessees and users will continue to work with field offices as before.

Eddie Bateson has been appointed as the first district manager for the Wind River/Bighorn Basin District. The Wyoming High Plains and Wyoming High Desert District Managers and a number of other district positions will be filled in the coming year.