Greg Larson has been selected as the Uncompahgre field manager in Montrose. Larson is responsible for overseeing about one million acres of BLM lands in Montrose, Ouray, Delta, Gunnison, San Miguel and Mesa counties.
Larson previously worked in the Colorado River Valley field office, as a field office planning and environmental coordinator as well as the acting branch chief for planning and assessment for the BLM Colorado state office.
"Greg's knowledge in planning is a tremendous asset as the Uncompahgre Field Office completes the resource management plan revision and a variety of other projects that protect and enhance the natural resources on public lands in western Colorado," said Joe Meyer, BLM Southwest District manager. "He has also worked with a variety of partners in his previous positions and looks forward to meeting and working with local constituents."
Larson obtained a master's degree in watershed science from Utah State University. Prior to joining the BLM he served as a senior project manager and operations lead for Great Basin Natural Resources at a private consulting firm and as the education and land manager for Swaner Nature Preserve in Utah.
"I look forward to working with the talented and experienced staff at the Uncompahgre Field Office to grow our partnerships and provide the public with balanced management of the area's highly-valued public lands and minerals," said Larson.
The swearing in ceremony for Larson is at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, at the Montrose Public Lands Center. The public is invited to attend.
Larson and his wife enjoy skiing, biking and are particularly looking forward to floating the rivers within the Uncompahgre Field Office.
To contact Larson, call 970-240-5300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Calling all volunteers! Fort Uncompahgre on the Old Spanish Trail has received six new tipis that will be used as outdoor classrooms in conjunction with the Nature Connection. John Hardy has volunteered to lead a group of folks who are willing to learn how to set up the tipis and pitch in where necessary.