Park Service names Chung to head Katmai Park

Alaska’s Katmai National Park and Preserve is getting a new superintendent.

The National Park Service says Diane Chung was picked for the post.

She is moving to Alaska from Arizona, where she was superintendent of the Flagstaff Area National Monuments. In that job, she oversaw operations at Walnut Canyon, Sunset Crater Volcano and Wupatki National Monuments.

Her job has taken her to Alaska before.

Chung was a deputy superintendent at Denali National Park from 2000 to 2004.

Katmai is known for its volcanic landscape, grizzly bears and sport fishing.

Chung also will manage Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve and the Alagnak Wild River.




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