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Tag: Karen Gustin

Aug.
23rd

Sarah Creachbaum named superintendent of Olympic National Park

Sarah Creachbaum was named today as the new superintendent of Olympic National Park. She replaces Karen Gustin who retired in March, after over 30 years with the National Park Service.

Creachbaum is currently serving as superintendent of Haleakala National Park. She has been at the park on the island of Maui since 2009. Before that, she was superintendent at War in the Pacific National Historical Park on the island of Guam and American Memorial Park on the island of Saipan.

“I am absolutely thrilled to work at Olympic; it has always been a dream,” Creachbaum said in a prepared statement.

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Feb.
9th

Olympic National Park superintendent Karen Gustin to retire in March

Olympic National Park superintendent Karen Gustin plans to retire March 2. Gustin has been the superintendent at Olympic since 2008.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed working at Olympic National Park,” she said in a prepared statement. “The staff is a great group of people to work with, as are the communities of the Olympic Peninsula.  The community support and our park neighbors have been wonderful here.”

In Gustin’s time at Olympic, the park started the removal of the Elwha River dam, the nationa;s largest dam removal. The project is scheduled to be complete in September 2014. The park has also started

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Sep.
12th

Olympic National Park institutes ban on all open backcountry fires

From Olympic National Park:

Olympic National Park has instituted a ban on all open fires in the park’s wilderness backcountry, effective as of September 10, 2011. The ban is in response to the warmer temperatures of summer and the continued drying out of forest fuels, both forecast to continue in coming weeks.

This ban has been instituted in conjunction with the Olympic National Forest, and is expected to be in place until seasonal rains occur in October.

“With the forecast for warmer than normal temperatures and drier conditions, as well as seeing an increase in human-caused fires in

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