BLM hires manager for Upper Missouri River Breaks
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) -- The Bureau of Land Management has tapped a U.S.
Forest Service recreation planner in Utah to be the new manager for the Upper
Missouri River Breaks National Monument.
The Great Falls Tribune reported Monday the BLM hired Michael Kania to replace
Gary Slagel, who retired in June.
Slagel had been the manager of the north-central Montana monument since it was
created in 2001.
Kania was the recreation planner for the Forest Service's Intermountain Region
headquartered in Ogden, Utah. Before that, he was a district ranger in Alaska
and a staff officer on the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.
Kania and his family plan to live in Lewistown for his new job.