National Parks Conservation Association Praises Nomination of Jon Jarvis as New National Park Service Director

 
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  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date:   July 10, 2009
Contact:   Andrea Keller Helsel, NPCA, 202.454.3332


National Parks Conservation Association Praises Nomination of Jon Jarvis as New National Park Service Director

Statement by Tom Kiernan, President, National Parks Conservation Association

"Jon Jarvis is a seasoned professional and strong leader who understands the challenges of managing national parks and the importance of inspiring excellence among the thousands of National Park Service professionals who are the stewards of our national treasures for our children and grandchildren.

"He is well-versed in the threats to our natural and cultural treasures, and the leadership, collaboration, and cooperation needed to restore them. Jarvis fully understands the detrimental effect on the park system of long-standing federal funding shortfalls, the importance of science-based decisions, and the threats posed by climate change, chronic air pollution, inappropriate development, and the inability of the Park Service to acquire priority lands from willing sellers within park boundaries.

"He appreciates the role of national parks as living classrooms for visitors and schoolchildren, and embraces the opportunity to enlist Americans from all walks of life in the restoration of their shared heritage in time for the 2016 centennial of the Park Service.

"Our national park heritage will surely benefit from Jon Jarvis’s leadership."

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