Here are some excerpts from a story I wrote for Thursday’s paper as people react to the news that Sally Jewell, head of REI, has been nominated to be the next Secretary of the Interior.
Randy King, superintendent at Mount Rainier National Park:
“Obviously, she’s very intelligent, very committed to conservation.”
“She has a unique mix of skills. She has a mind like an engineer, but also has a great appreciation for our public lands and their importance for people today and tomorrow.”
Mindy Roberts, member of the Tacoma Mountaineers, climbed Mount Rainier with Jewell in 2010:
“She’s a terrific …