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High Desert District Office
Release Date: 10/06/10
Contacts: Serena Baker    

High Desert District Taps New Fire Management Officer

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) High Desert District has announced that Frank Keeler has been selected as the new Fire Management Officer.

High Desert District Fire Management Officer Frank Keeler.

Frank Keeler.

High Desert District Fire Management Officer Frank Keeler.

Frank Keeler.

Keeler brings to the position more than 22 years of fire fighting, fuels management and fire operations experience. He began his fire career as an engine crew member in BLM’s Cody Field Office during the summer of 1988 when Yellowstone National Park was experiencing a particularly severe fire season. The majority of Keeler’s professional life has been spent working for the U.S. Forest Service in the Medicine Bow National Forest. Most recently, Keeler has served as the High Desert District's Assistant Fire Management Officer for Operations and Acting Fire Management Officer.

The culture of firefighting is what draws Keeler to the job, “It’s the team work, building a core group of individuals you can depend upon. I’ve also gotten to see the country traveling from Florida to Alaska fighting fires. And, it is very rewarding being able to help out communities in their time of need.”

A Wyoming native, Keeler is an active hunter. He and his wife Wendy have two children, Katie, 10, and Karsen, 8.

For more information, call Frank Keeler at (307) 350-6994.

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.

High Desert District Office   280 Highway 191 North      Rock Springs, WY 82901  

Last updated: 10-06-2010