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Release Date: 03/09/11
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Dennis Carpenter Tapped as New Rawlins Field Manager

Dennis Carpenter has been named the new field manager for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rawlins Field Office (RFO).

New Field Manager Dennis Carpenter.
New Field Manager Dennis Carpenter.
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Carpenter began his career with the BLM nearly 30 years ago as a petroleum engineer in the San Juan Resource Area of Durango, Colo., later transferring to the Kemmerer and Rawlins field offices in southern Wyoming. He has overseen the support services division of the RFO for many years, and has held a variety of management positions throughout the High Desert District. Dennis has served as assistant district manager for operations, assistant district manager for support services, acting field manager in Pinedale and Rock Springs, and associate Rawlins field manager. He has been the acting Rawlins field manager since fall 2010. Carpenter and his wife Shawna have raised their family in Rawlins, and he enjoys spending his free time hunting, camping, and snowmobiling.

"I am excited. The RFO is the largest BLM field office in Wyoming with more than 100 employees. We are a very busy office with a lot of really good people. Almost all of the Bureau's programs are represented to a large degree right here in Rawlins, which continually provides us with a lot of diversity. So, it's an exciting job," remarks Carpenter.

High Desert District Manager John Ruhs announced Carpenter's selection. "Dennis brings to the job a long history of service, and a solid understanding of BLM's mission and program direction. He is an excellent communicator, problem solver, strategic thinker, and is experienced in budget and human resources," said Ruhs.

An installation ceremony is being planned next month at the RFO.

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.

Rawlins Field Office   1300 North Third      Rawlins, WY 82301  

Last updated: 03-09-2011