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New Resource Advisors for the Wind River-Bighorn Basin District

By Sarah Beckwith, Public Affairs Specialist, Wind River-Bighorn Basin District

Stuart Cerovski.
Stuart Cerovski.
Jim Wolf.
Jim Wolf.
The Wind River-Bighorn Basin District is happy to welcome Stuart Cerovski and Jim Wolf to their new resource advisor positions. Stuart will be sharing his knowledge and experience in energy resources, while Jim will be the go-to-guy for renewable resources.

Stuart was born and raised in Lewistown, Mont. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering in 1983 from Montana Tech in Butte and worked for various oil and gas companies until 1985, when he was hired as a petroleum engineer at the BLM’s Worland District Office. He served as the petroleum engineer in the Lander Resource Area and the Lander Field Office from 1988 until he was selected to be the Wind River-Bighorn Basin District Resource Advisor for Energy Resources on Oct. 12, 2009. Stuart also has ten years of experience as an instructor for the BLM’s National Training Center where he teaches oil measurement for the Inspection and Enforcement Certification Program.

In his off-time, Stuart spends time outdoors hunting, fishing, skiing and hiking. He likes to play music (guitar, mandolin and bass), dance, travel, and attend music venues. He also enjoys cooking, home improvement projects, and is currently working on restoring a 1976 VW Bug with his son.

“In my new position as resource advisor, I am looking forward to diversifying my knowledge in the minerals and lands programs by working with, learning from and sharing knowledge with the professional staffs in the Cody, Worland and Lander Field Offices,” Stuart said. “This will provide me with a rich experience which I hope to share across the district.”

Jim was born and raised in Denver and earned his bachelors in range ecology from Colorado State in 1983. He served on a fire crew in Craig, Colo. from 1980-1983, and worked for the USGS making maps from 1984-1986. His first range conservationist positions took him to the Navajo and Jicarilla Apache Reservations in Arizona and New Mexico, where he worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs from 1986-1990. Jim came to the Worland Field Office in 1990 and worked as a range conservationist until 2000. Also during this time he served on the BLM’s Proper Functioning Team, providing training at the National Training Center and throughout the West. Most recently, Jim served in Worland as the natural resource specialist fuels planner from 2000-2004 and the fuels program lead from 2004 until his selection as the Wind River/Bighorn Basin District Resource Advisor for Renewable Resources.

“I am looking forward to the opportunity to use my experience in both fuels management and resource management to provide an integrated approach to renewable resource management in the Wind River-Bighorn Basin District,” Jim said.

Although it’s been 30 years since his first fire assignment, he continues to support wildfire efforts as a task force leader, burn boss and in other support positions. When not fishing, he can often be found golfing at the Worland Country Club.

Last updated: 03-10-2010