Matt Marsh Joins BLM as District Manager of Wind River & Bighorn Basin
Written by Caleb Nelson on June 10, 2022
The Bureau of Land Management is welcoming Matt Marsh as the new district manager for the Wind River and Bighorn Basin District of Wyoming. As district manager, Marsh will oversee roughly “5.7 million” acres of BLM-managed public lands within Cody, Lander, and Worland.
“Matt brings a strong natural resources background to the district manager position, and his experience heading-up complex projects will serve the Wind River/Bighorn Basin District and area communities well,” state director of BLM Wyoming Andrew Archuleta said.
Joining BLM Wyoming from BLM Idaho, Marsh previously served as the Challis Field Manager. Prior to that, he served as the supervisory environmental protection specialist for the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) in Billings, Montana. With a diverse range of professional experience during his 19-year tenure at WAPA, Marsh brings a wealth of experience through prior positions at both the Montana Department of Environmental Quality and the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Bridger Plant Materials Center.
Retiring from the Marine Corps as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2016, Marsh served on active duty for seven years. He then spent 20 years as a reservist in aviation and mobilization preparation duties.
“I am thrilled to be here at the Wind River/Bighorn Basin District. I’m really looking forward to working with the staff, partners and the public in one of my favorite areas in the country,” said Marsh.
Raised on a ranch in Plentywood, Montana, Marsh earned a bachelor’s degree in soil science and a master’s degree in land rehabilitation from Montana State University. Additionally, he completed a master’s certificate in project management from George Washington University. Marsh enjoys hiking, biking, fishing, camping, and international travel.