National parks nominee pledges to ramp up workforce, improve staff morale

Charles F. Sams III would be the first enrolled tribal member to lead the National Park Service

By: - October 20, 2021 5:30 am

The Valle Grande blanketed by snow in 2019 in the Valles Caldera National Preserve, a national park. (Photo by the National Park Service)

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Jacob Fischler
Jacob Fischler

Jacob covers federal policy and helps direct national coverage as deputy Washington bureau chief for States Newsroom. Based in Oregon, he focuses on Western issues. His coverage areas include climate, energy development, public lands and infrastructure.