Long To-Do List for New U.S. Parks Chief

My view: Looks like the right people dislike the new chief-

Todd Wilkinson has a good article on Jarvis, the new director of the National Parks System.  Long To-Do List for New U.S. Parks Chief. By Todd Wilkinson, Christian Science Monitor. This is the first consolidated article on Jarvis I have seen.

As a regional director in the Park Service, Jarvis opposed the Bush Administration. He is also the first biologist to the Parks chief.

Senators Grill Obama’s Nominee for National Park Service Director

Jarvis generally gives answers anti-conservation senators didn’t want to hear-

I think we will probably have a good Park Service Director. I suspect there may be Republican blocking tactics in the Senate like holds, but he will eventually become Park Service Director.

Senators Grill Obama’s Nominee for National Park Service Director. By Noell Straub of Greenwire in the New York Times.
A champion for national parks. The Boston Globe.
Nominee vows to protect ‘Crater Lake experience’. By John Sowell. The News-Review

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Jon Jarvis: A new voice for the national parks

New York Times very positive on the new Director of the National Park Service-

When President Obama nominated Jon Jarvis to head the Park Service, I was not familiar with him.

However, the New York Times thinks Jarvis is the “best news [they] have heard in the past nine years about the national parks”

New York Times editorial. A New Voice for the National Parks.

More! 7/15/09. Parks nominee called “tops.” Jarvis, who worked through ranks, is said to value resources, understand visitor needs. Jackson Hole News and Guide. By Cory Hatch.