The Bureau of Land Management Price Field Office invites the public to come to an open house to meet Juan Palma, BLM Utah State Director. The open house will be held Thursday, September 23, 5 - 7 p.m., at the Carbon County Event Center - Room 130, 450 South Fairgrounds Way.
Juan Palma first came to Utah in 1975, where he fell in love - with the land, the people, the traditions, and the culture - long before he knew there was a BLM. Over the years, Juan and his family have enjoyed many of Utah's public lands. Juan and his family have hunted east of Daniels Pass, hiked Timpanogos, snowboarded Park City, and enjoyed the fall colors of Sardine Canyon on the way to Logan, the Red Rock Country, and the vast expanse of the Great Salt Lake.
Palma joined the Utah BLM as the State Director in July of 2010, bringing with him more than 20 years of federal public service. Juan began his federal career with the U.S. Forest Service in 1984, where over fifteen subsequent years he worked in a variety of positions including Budget Officer, Administrative Officer, District Ranger, and Deputy Forest Supervisor. From 1997 - 2000, he served as Forest Supervisor on the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, followed by a period as Executive Director of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, a bi-state compact agency overseeing regional land-use issues within the Lake Tahoe basin. Since joining the BLM, Juan has served as District Manager in Vale, Oregon, and Field Office Manager in Las Vegas, Nev.