New District Manager Appointed for BLM Lander/Worland District

WORLAND, Wyo. – The Bureau of Land Management welcomes Matt Marsh as the new District Manager for the Wind River/Bighorn Basin District of Wyoming. As District Manager, Marsh oversees operations on approximately 5.7 million acres of public land managed by BLM in the field office areas of Cody, Lander and Worland.

“Matt brings a strong background in natural resources to the position of District Manager, and his experience leading complex projects will serve the Wind River/Bighorn Basin District and area communities well,” said Andrew Archuleta, Director of State of BLM Wyoming.

Marsh joins BLM Wyoming from BLM Idaho, where he served as Challis’ field manager. Prior to that, he served as an environmental protection specialist for the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) in Billings, Montana. He gained diverse professional experience during his 19-year tenure at WAPA, as well as previous positions with the Montana Department of Environmental Quality and the Bridger Plant Materials Center of the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Marsh retired in 2016 as a Lt. Col. from the United States Marine Corps, where he served seven years on active duty and 20 years as an aviation reservist and air readiness duties. mobilization.

“I am delighted to be here in the Wind River/Bighorn Basin district. I really look forward to working with staff, partners and the public in one of my favorite parts of the country,” said Marsh.

Marsh grew up on a ranch in Plentywood, Montana. He earned a bachelor’s degree in soil science and a master’s degree in land reclamation from Montana State University, as well as a master’s certificate in project management from George Washington University. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, biking, fishing, camping and traveling abroad.

Daniel E. Murphy