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Name: Caswell, Jim
Current Position: Former Director

im Caswell served as director of the Bureau of Land Management from August 2007 until the end of the administration of George W. Bush. A Vietnam War veteran, Caswell is a 1967 graduate of Michigan State University, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in forestry.

He spent 33 years in various positions with the Bureau of Land Management, Bonneville Power Administration and the US Forest Service. For 16 of those years, he served as forest supervisor on the Clearwater and Targhee National Forests. Caswell was also deputy forest supervisor at Boise National Forest and acting deputy regional forester in Missoula, Montana.
Then Caswell headed Idaho’s state Office of Species Conservation under Gov. Dirk Kempthorne (R-ID). In charge of endangered species issues and management, the office won the state legislature’s approval in 2001 for controversial issues involving wolf management and grizzly bears in Yellowstone.
In taking over BLM, Caswell worked again for Kempthorne, who was the head of the Interior Department.
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