The BLM has announced that Carl Symons, previously BLM’s Medford Supervisory Realty Specialist in Oregon, will be the new field manager for the Ridgecrest Field Office.

Symons served as acting Ridgecrest Field Office Manager in late 2011 and early 2012, so he’s familiar with the area.

When asked about his new position Symons said, “I am very proud and honored to be joining the California Desert District as the Ridgecrest Field Manager.

I am excited to have the opportunity to work with the outstanding staff in the Ridgecrest Field Office, as well as members of the community that are interested and involved in the activities that occur on BLM lands.The Ridgecrest Field Office is a diverse and dynamic place to work and I am looking forward to taking on both the opportunities and the challenges facing the Field Office.”

Symons is married to wife Katrina, who was simultaneously named the new Field Manager of the BLM 's neighboring Barstow Field Office this week.  The Symons have two daughters, Kristin and Caitlin. 

Many within the community of Ridgecrest, including the Friends of Jawbone, enjoyed working with Symons earlier in the year. We expect his return to Ridgecrest will be warmly received.