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BLM's long time magager to step down

Arcata - Lynda Roush, Manager of the Bureau of Land Managements Arcata Field Office is retiring after 40 years of government service.

Roush has had a distinguished career in posts across California before setting in on the north coast. BLM State Director, Jim Kenna said,” Lynda’s hallmark has been her commitment to communities and building partnerships to benefit public lands and natural resources. We will miss her greatly but her legacy will live on in her projects she led and the people she mentored.

Under Roush’s leadership the Arcata Field Office became a steward of the Headwaters Forest Reserve, restored habitats of endangered species, helped expand public recreational access and worked closely with Native American tribes. In 2010 Roush received the State Directors Award for Leadership Excellence.

She will continue to make her home here on the north coast in retirement.