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Cody Field Office
Release Date: 02/11/11
Contacts: Sarah Beckwith    

BLM Cody Welcomes New Ranger

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) welcomes Ron Lewis to the Cody Field Office as the new law enforcement ranger.

Ron Lewis has begun his new duties as BLM Cody Field Office's law enforcement ranger.
Ron Lewis has begun his new duties as BLM Cody Field Office's law enforcement ranger.
"We are very fortunate that Ron, who brings extensive experience in resource protection, has joined our team in Cody," said Field Manager Mike Stewart. Lewis is tasked with carrying out the duties of a ranger on more than one million acres of public land managed by the Cody Field Office.

Lewis began his law enforcement career with the U.S. Air Force stationed at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri and later served in the California Air National Guard. He worked for ten years with the China Lake Police Department in California before beginning his BLM career in 1993 as a ranger in Ridgecrest, Calif. While in Ridgecrest, Lewis began a K-9 program for BLM California and his K-9, Nando, was the first certified BLM police dog in the state. He also served as a ranger in Hollister and Palm Springs, where he helped implement the BLM’s K-9 program nationally.

While serving as the chief area ranger in the Ridgecrest Field Office, Lewis had the opportunity to work for two years in the Secretary of the Interior’s Office of Law Enforcement and Emergency Management in Washington, D.C.

“I look forward to the challenges this position offers,” said Lewis. “I’d also like to get involved with the local schools to let young people know about the BLM and about the job of a BLM ranger.”

A varsity pitcher throughout high school, Lewis still enjoys baseball, along with fishing, dog training, team roping and horses. He and his wife Kathy reside in Cody and look forward to being involved in the local community.

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.

Cody Field Office   1002 Blackburn Street      Cody, WY 82414  

Last updated: 02-11-2011