Jayson Jacoby
The Baker City Herald

Steve Ellis, former supervisor of the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, has been appointed to the senior career post in the BLM.

Ellis is the agency's new deputy director for operations.

Ellis has served in that role, on an interim basis, since July 2013.

He worked as Wallowa-Whitman supervisor from October 2004 until October 2010, when he was hired as Idaho state director for the BLM.

Ellis and his wife, Linda, still own a home in Baker Valley. Linda Ellis is a family nurse practitioner at St. Luke's Clinic Eastern Oregon Medical Associates in Baker City.