Biden to nominate first tribal member to lead National Park Service

Sams is a member of a group that develops regional energy plans and fish and wildlife programs for Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington

By: - August 19, 2021 11:20 am
Crater Lake National Park in Oregon

Crater Lake in Crater Lake National Park partially fills the large depression formed when a composite volcano erupted and collapsed in on itself 7,700 years ago. President Joe Biden plans to nominate the first enrolled tribal member to head up the National Park Service—Oregon conservationist Charles F. Sams III, the White House announced Wednesday. (Robert J. Lillie/National Park Service)

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Jacob Fischler
Jacob Fischler

Jacob covers federal policy as a senior reporter in the States Newsroom Washington bureau. Based in Oregon, he focuses on Western issues as well as climate, energy development, public lands and infrastructure.