John Elliott begins appointment as BLM Lander field manager

LANDER, Wyo. – The Bureau of Land Management has selected John Elliott as the field manager for its Lander Field Office. Elliott previously served as the assistant field manager for renewable resources at the Worland Field Office. He begins his new position on April 12.

“John brings a strong natural resources and collaboration-building background to the Lander field manager position,” said Duane Spencer, acting state director for BLM Wyoming. “During his time over the past few months as the acting field manager, he has already begun to build strong relationships in the communities served by the Lander Field Office.”

As field manager of the Lander Field Office, Elliott oversees the management of approximately 2.5 million acres of public land in central Wyoming.


“I am grateful to be from Wyoming and have been blessed to spend the majority of my career in this state working for the USGS and the BLM,” said Elliott.

Elliott joined the BLM in 1992 as a seasonal range technician in the Worland Field Office. He worked as a range conservationist with the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Eagle Butte, South Dakota, as well as a hydrologic technician for the U.S. Geological Survey in Cheyenne and Casper. He returned to the Worland Field Office to serve as a range conservationist, the supervisory range management specialist and finally, the assistant field manager for resources since 2016. Elliott earned a Bachelor of Science degree in rangeland management at the University of Wyoming.

The public will be invited to meet Elliott at his official installation ceremony to be held later this year. For more information, please contact Sarah Beckwith at 307-347-5207 or [email protected].

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