• Dave Harmon, PW editor

Acting head of USNPS announces retirement

David Vela announced Friday that after 30 years in the National Park Service it was time to step down. His unexpected departure was the latest upheaval the agency has endured under the Trump administration.

There was no official word from the Park Service on Friday morning of the change, but Vela told the Park Service workforce in an email that he was leaving.

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