Trost is new BLM district manager
Roxie Trost has officially become district manager for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management Colorado River District, which oversees the Yuma, Kingman and Lake Havasu field offices.
Her swearing-in ceremony was held Aug. 24 in Lake Havasu City. She had assumed the position May 6 because her predecessor, Angie Lara, accepted a post at the BLM California State Office as the associate state director.
“I am truly honored and humbled to have the opportunity to manage the outstanding BLM employees and diverse resource programs in the Colorado River District,” Trost said.
“I enjoy working with people from all backgrounds and managing public lands and natural resources.
“This district holds some beautiful landscapes and provides amazing opportunities for visitors and residents alike. I am looking forward to this exciting opportunity.”
The BLM Colorado River District Office is responsible for 5.4 million acres of public lands in western Arizona stretching from the Mexican border to the Lake Mead National Recreation Area just outside Las Vegas, Nev.
While the district's primary responsibility is for lands in Arizona, it also manages lands in California and Nevada. The district is known for its recreation opportunities, which include water sports, hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, biking, picnicking and off-highway vehicle use.
For the past eight years, Trost was the BLM Barstow field manager in California. She has also served in several key supervisory positions, including as a resource management specialist and outdoor recreation planner in both the BLM California Barstow and El Centro field offices.
Her experience in California has prepared her well for a multitude of resource issues in the Colorado River District, said Raymond Suazo, BLM Arizona state director, especially managing a large and challenging recreation program.
“Roxie Trost brings vast experience, an enthusiastic attitude and a can-do spirit to the Colorado River District. I believe Roxie has a unique set of managerial skills and experiences to add to and lead the Colorado River District employees and programs in a bright and exciting direction.”
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