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New Grand Teton head to focus on outreach to youth, minorities

Grand Teton National Park Superintendent David Vela plans to focus on youth and diversity during his tenure.

For the past two months, newly arrived Grand Teton National Park Superintendent David Vela has been meeting with staff, elected officials and community members to learn about a host of challenges he'll likely be dealing with in the coming months. That includes a range of natural resource issues like grizzly bear management, elk hunting in the park and river paddling. But as pressing as those matters are, Vela is looking to expand his priorities as superintendent to focus just as much on human resources. Continue Reading →

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Washington human resources official picked to head Grand Teton

A top human resources official at the Washington, D.C. headquarters of the National Park Service has been named as the new superintendent of Grand Teton National Park. David Vela serves as associate director for Workforce, Relevancy and Inclusion, overseeing Park Service programs in learning and development, equal opportunity and other areas. Continue Reading →

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Grand Teton head Scott to retire Nov. 8 after more than 9 years at park

Grand Teton National Park Superintendent Mary Gibson Scott will retire next month after more than nine years as the park's chief administrator. Scott is the third longest-serving superintendent in Grand Teton’s history, and the first female to fill the park’s top position, according to a statement released Friday by the park's public affairs office. Continue Reading →

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