A land manager with extensive experience across the western United States has been selected as the new superintendent of Lake Clark National Park and Preserve.
Beginning in January, Margaret L. Goodro will oversee the four-million-acre national park and preserve located southwest of Anchorage, Alaska.
Since 2010, she has served as the Bureau of Land Management’s El Centro Field Manager in California, where she was responsible for 1.5 million acres, 10 wilderness areas, 85 miles of international border, and the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area.
“Margaret brings a wide range of experience to her Alaska position, including work on tribal consultation, renewable energy and recreation projects”, said Deputy Regional Director Joel Hard. “She’s also an avid boater and has been a private pilot, which adds a greater degree of understanding about the access to Lake Clark and other remote Alaska parks.”
Her National Park Service experience over the last 20 years includes the chief of visitor and resource protection at Lake Roosevelt National Recreational Area, district ranger at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and subdistrict ranger at North Cascades and Glacier National Parks. She has also served in various park ranger positions in Yosemite, Crater Lake, Glacier Bay and North Cascades National Parks.
“I am honored to join the NPS Alaska team and I look forward to this exciting challenge. It’s a great feeling to be heading home to the northwest”, said Goodro.
Lake Clark was established as a national park and preserve in 1980 and is a land of stunning beauty where volcanoes steam, salmon run, bears forage, craggy mountains reflect shimmering turquoise lakes, and local people and culture still depend on the land and water of their home. Solitude is found around every bend in the river and shoulder of a mountain. The park and preserve receives substantial local subsistence and recreation use, and draws visitors from around the world for its fishing, hiking and hunting. More information on the park is available at www.nps.gov/lacl.