Statement by The Trust for Public Land on Nomination of Charles F. Sams III as National Park Service Director

Statement from Diane Regas, president and CEO of The Trust for Public Land, on the nomination of Charles (Chuck) F. Sams III as Director of the National Park Service: 

“Chuck Sams is a visionary conservation leader with a deep demonstrated commitment to natural and cultural resources and the communities that depend on them. His broad experience — including his leadership roles serving the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, his tremendous prior conservation achievements as director of The Trust for Public Land’s Tribal Lands Program, and his positive focus on land restoration, species protection, youth programs, and access — give him a uniquely valuable perspective on America’s irreplaceable public lands. We believe he will be an outstanding director of the National Park Service, and we applaud the Biden administration for its intent to nominate him to that critical position.” 

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