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High Desert District
Release Date: 05/03/13
Contacts: Shelley Gregory    

Installation Ceremony Planned for BLM High Desert District Manager

The public is invited to attend the installation ceremony for Mark Storzer as District Manager of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) High Desert District on Wednesday, May 8 at 10 a.m. at the High Desert District Office.

Mark Storzer.
Mark Storzer.
BLM Wyoming State Director Don Simpson will administer the Oath of Office. As district manager, Storzer will oversee the Kemmerer, Pinedale, Rawlins and Rock Springs field offices, as well as the BLM National Sign Center. The High Desert District is considered one of the largest and most complex districts in the BLM, managing nearly 9.5 million acres of public land surface and 10.8 million acres of federal mineral estate encompassing eight counties in southern Wyoming.

This is not Storzer’s first tour in the High Desert District. He spent three years as the BLM Rawlins Field Manager when the office was established as one of seven energy pilot offices in the BLM. Before returning to the district, he worked as the BLM Northeastern States Field Manager in Milwaukee, Wis., Associate Field Manager in Battle Mountain, Nev., and served as the BLM Water Rights lead in the national office in Washington D.C.

Storzer began his federal career with the U.S. Forest Service in McCall, Idaho. He then went to work for the BLM Idaho Falls District as a hydrologist and hazardous materials coordinator and was also very active as a wildland firefighter. After Idaho, he spent several years as a hydrologist for the BLM District Office in Coos Bay, Ore., and then as the BLM Colorado State Office hydrologist in Lakewood.

Originally from Wisconsin, Storzer is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and is an avid Green Bay Packers fan. Mark and his wife Sandi enjoy working on all types of home improvement projects, fishing, gardening and spending time with their dogs.

The BLM encourages the public to come for the ceremony and meet the new district manager.

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   280 Highway 191 North      Rock Springs WY 82901  

Last updated: 05-07-2013