BLM hires a Caveguy
Feb 02, 2011 | 3507 views | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Gary Torres, a Monticello resident and longtime writer for the San Juan Record, has accepted a new assignment with the Bureau of Land Management as the Farmington (NM) Field Office manager.

Torres begins work this week on his new assignment, which includes management of the 110 employees of the Farmington Field Office. The office oversees 1.8 million acres of BLM land, including significant oil and gasoline resources.

Gary’s resource management experience includes 20 years with the BLM as a mining and petroleum engineer, NEPA Coordinator, and Resource Planner, primarily in the Monticello BLM office.

Torres also has diverse experience with industry, other government agencies, and has worked as a private Environmental Consultant in the Four Corners area.

After a two-year “walk about” that included working as a consultant in Durango, CO and assignments with the US Forest Service in Grangeville, ID and Clovis, CA, Gary is pleased to be closer to home.

Gary graduated from the University of Utah with a B.S. in Mining Engineering and received a Graduate Certificate from Utah State University in NEPA in 2003.

He has a variety of experience, including all phases of permitting oil and gas activities, mining, and land use planning in areas with sensitive resources and active user groups.

Torres has worked with tribal, state, city and county governments covering a range of issues related to public land management.

Gary is married and has four children and two grandchildren. All his children have graduated from college, except Daniel, who is a sophomore running cross-country at Utah Valley University.

Gary and his wife are long-term residents of the Four Corners area and spend most of their time writing, exploring the back country, golfing, and running marathons.
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