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Erika Schumacher

Program Coordinator for the Masters in Emergency and Crisis Management Program

Expertise: Land Management, Law Enforcement, Emergency Management and Planning


Prior to joining UNLV, Erika Schumacher worked for the Bureau of Land Management between 1989-2015. Highlights of her career include supervising the largest law enforcement program in the BLM and developing bail schedule, and training, as well as integrating exercise patrol and law enforcement functions across jurisdictional boundaries of four land management agencies: Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, United States Forest Service, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. She worked closely with all land management staff to assist in the managing of public lands.

She worked under incident command structure, and developed plans for events - such as Burning Man - trespass actions, off highway events, wildland fire, high use events and law enforcement actions. She also supervised a desert clean-up program in Southern Nevada, developing relationships with city, county, public and other entities to educate, enforce and to foster positive relationship with the BLM as a neighbor.


  • B.S. Recreation Management, California State University, Sacramento 1990

Erika Schumacher In The News

Apr 30, 2018

On Jan. 8, 2018, the trial room on the seventh floor of the Las Vegas, Nevada, federal courthouse was packed with over a dozen reporters and at least five times as many spectators. At the front, facing the bench, was a 71-year-old rancher named Cliven Bundy.

Jan 23, 2018

Now that the Bundys are out of jail and the judge dropped charges due to misconduct by federal prosecutors, all their troubles are over, right?

Nov 16, 2017

The federal conspiracy trial against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy is hitting right at the heart of the country's divide over information and truth.

Oct 5, 2017

The man suspected of firing down into an outdoor music festival on the Las Vegas Strip on Sunday night, killing at least 59 people and injuring 527, managed to haul at least 23 firearms—plus ammunition, gun stands, scopes, and other accessories—into his hotel room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay.

Articles Featuring Erika Schumacher

Erika Schumacher at Red Rock Canyon
Jun 16, 2017

Erika Schumacher leans on her experiences as a chief ranger of public lands to coordinate the UNLV emergency crisis management program.

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