BLM announces new Colorado Southwest District manager

Lori Armstrong has been named the new BLM Colorado Southwest District Manager. She will report to her new position this summer.

Armstrong has 17 years experience with the BLM. She is currently the Shoshone Field Manager in Idaho, a position she’s held for 3 1/2 years. Prior to that, Armstrong worked as a botanist covering southwest Utah, and as a renewable resource advisor and associate field manager in Richfield, Utah. Her experience covers a variety of resources, including recreation, wildland fire, lands and realty, cultural resources, as well as wildlife and vegetation management. Armstrong is the third of three district managers hired in Colorado.

“Lori’s experience working across the spectrum of BLM’s resources will be a welcome addition to our outstanding staff in Southwest Colorado,” BLM Colorado State Director Sally Wisely said.

The Colorado Southwest District will be based in Montrose and includes the Uncompahgre and Gunnison field offices, as well as the San Juan Public Lands Center.

“I am excited for the opportunity to work with the BLM in Colorado,” Lori said. “I was raised in Denver and have spent a lot of time traveling, camping and hiking throughout Colorado. The Southwest District has some great and unique resources and I am looking forward to learning the issues, meeting the people and having the opportunity to contribute to the best possible public land management.”