Regional park director retiring

Posted: Tuesday, June 03, 2003

ANCHORAGE (AP) The National Park Service's regional director for Alaska is retiring after a 35-year career.

Robert Arnberger has been regional director for three years. During his tenure, he implemented the ''Natural Resource Challenge,'' an effort to substantially expand natural resources research, inventory and monitoring work in national parks.

He also oversaw the launch of the journal, ''Alaska Park Science.'' The publication informs the public about the types of research taking place in the nation's national parks.

Arnberger is a second-generation park service employee. He was born in 1947 at Grand Canyon National Park. He began his career as a seasonal park ranger at Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument in New Mexico in 1969. He worked at 10 parks across the nation.

This summer, Arnberger and his wife will move to Tucson, where they have maintained a home for several years.

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