Park Newsletter April 25, 2008
New Superintendent Named for Olympic
Karen Gustin, currently superintendent at Big Cypress National Preserve in Florida, has been selected as Olympic's next superintendent. She will succeed Bill Laitner who retired in January. Gustin is transferring from her post as superintendent of Big Cypress National Preserve in Ochopee, Florida. She is expected to arrive at park headquarters in Port Angeles in early to mid-July with her family.
Things to Do
Rather spend some quiet time in the rain forest? The Quinault North Fork Road has reopened for the first time since the record-breaking storm of December 2. The North Fork Campground also opened today, one week ahead of schedule.
Did You Know?
Does this flower look familiar? The bunchberry, a common groundcover of Olympic's lowland forest, is closely related to the dogwood trees found throughout North America.