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Interim tag taken off as Rugwell named BLM director


April 15, 2016

CHEYENNE — Bureau of Land Management Director Neil Kornze announced today that Cheyenne native Mary Jo Rugwell has been selected as the new BLM Wyoming State Director.

Rugwell has served as Acting BLM Wyoming State Director since January 2015, overseeing the management of 17.5 million surface acres of public lands and more than 40 million acres of Federal sub-surface mineral estate. As BLM Wyoming State Director, Rugwell will be responsible for more than 600 permanent staff and 150 seasonal employees who help manage a myriad of public land uses and resources, including energy developmen...

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