New Northwest Colo. BLM district manager named |

New Northwest Colo. BLM district manager named

The Bureau of Land Management has named longtime BLM employee Joe Meyer as the new Northwest Colorado District Manager based in Grand Junction.

Meyer has most recently worked with the BLM in Wyoming, where he has been the field manager for the BLM Casper Field Office since 2008.

“Joe brings wealth of experience to the position,” BLM Colorado State Director Ruth Welch said in the news release. “His commitment to working with the public and local cooperators will be a tremendous asset to BLM Colorado.”

Meyer has been with the BLM for 25 years in Wyoming, where he has worked as a hydrologist, assistant field manager and field manager. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point in watershed management and resource management with an emphasis in soil science.

Meyer will lead the BLM Northwest District, which includes 5 million surface acres and 8.4 million acres of mineral estate in the Colorado River Valley (Silt), Grand Junction, Kremmling, Little Snake (Craig) and White River (Meeker) field offices.

Meyer fills the position vacated by Jim Cagney, who retired this spring. He will begin with the Grand Junction district office on Sept. 22.

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