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Wyoming State Office
Release Date: 05/11/09
Contacts: Cindy Wertz 307-775-6014    

Installation Ceremony Planned for BLM State Director Don Simpson

An installation ceremony for Don Simpson as the new Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wyoming State Director will be held on May 19, 2009 at 10 a.m. at the BLM Building, 5353 Yellowstone, Cheyenne, Wyo. The public is invited to attend.

BLM Acting Deputy Director Mike Nedd will administer the Oath of Office. As state director, Simpson will oversee the management of 18 million acres of public lands and resources throughout the state. He will be responsible for more than 700 employees in 10 field offices and an annual budget of about $69 million.

Simpson, a 33-year veteran of the BLM, served in a variety of positions in Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming, and Washington, D.C. Before moving to Wyoming, he served as deputy group manager for Congressional Affairs in the agency’s headquarters office.

“It’s a privilege to be named State Director for Wyoming BLM,”said Don Simpson. “It’s a great challenge but I’m looking forward to working with our partners, the public and of course our skilled BLM staff.”
The public is invited to come for the ceremony and meet the new state director. For more information, please call (307) 775-6001.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

Wyoming State Office   5353 Yellowstone      Cheyenne, WY 82009  

Last updated: 05-11-2009