POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - The Bureau of Land Management has named Melissa Warren as the new manager of the Pocatello Field Office.
Acting District Manager Lance Brady said Warren has a strong background in lands and reality and a solid grasp of how BLM functions in its day-to-day activities.
Warren has been manager of BLM's Tuscon Field Office in Arizona. She was a U.S. Navy hospital corpsman during Desert Storm. In 2000, she accepted a position with the U.S. Forest Service as a business management assistant. She later moved to the BLM, working as a land law examiner, National Environmental Protection Act coordinator, realty specialist and project manager.
As the Pocatello field manager, Warren will be responsible for coordinating the activities of 25 personnel and overseeing land management for over 620,000 acres of land in southeast Idaho.
"I am excited to be in an office that has a true working landscape mission," said Warren. "Pocatello has a broad variety of resources to manage and an excellent staff to work with."
Warren succeeds Dave Pacioretty, who retired from the position last April.