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High School students visit BFO


Wildlife Biologist Larry Gerard.
Wildlife Biologist Larry Gerard
shows students an elk collar.

Assistant Engine Module Leader Bob Buhr.
Assistant Engine Module Leader
Bob Buhr talks to students
about careers in fire.
by Lesley Collins

BUFFALO, Wyo. - Buffalo High School sophomores visited the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Buffalo Field Office (BFO) on career day Feb. 6, 2008. Students spent the day visiting local businesses and learning about different career opportunities.

Students were welcomed to the BFO office by Associate Field Manager Paul Beels who told students, “BLM is a very diverse agency. We manage multiple uses on public land and there are a lot of different career opportunities available.”

Students watched a short video on BLM resources and then visited with various BLM specialists. They were able to learn about careers in fire, law enforcement, oil and gas, wildlife, realty, range, and administration. Students also received information on the student career employment program (SCEP) and student temporary employment program (STEP).

This event was the first time some of the students had visited the BFO and they left with a better understanding about not only how BLM works but how BLM fits into the community.

Last updated: 06-05-2008