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New head of Yosemite
October 28, 2020 08:02AM
Eeek, doesn't Yosemite have a new superintendent? Or rather, current acting director appointed officially?



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October 28, 2020 08:15AM
avatar National Park Service Announces Cicely Muldoon As Yosemite National Park’s New Superintendent
October 28, 2020 09:34AM
The National Park Service has selected Cicely Muldoon, a 35-year veteran of the National Park Service, as the new permanent superintendent of Yosemite National Park. Muldoon has been serving as the acting superintendent since January.

“Cicely is widely regarded as one of the most outstanding and compassionate leaders across the National Park Service. I’m thrilled to have someone with Cicely’s proven and respected track record leading one of America's most iconic and complex national parks,” said Margaret Everson, Counselor to the Secretary, exercising the delegated authority of the National Park Service Director. “Cicely’s track record of building strong relationships with park partners, local communities and elected officials will be invaluable as the National Park Service and Yosemite implement the Great American Outdoors Act.”

In her new role, Muldoon will oversee the 750,000-acre park and its 1,200 employees. Home to granite peaks, domes and waterfalls that overlook broad meadows, wildflowers and groves of ancient giant sequoias, Yosemite attracts more than four million visitors annually, who spend nearly half a billion dollars in nearby communities supporting over 6,000 local jobs.

“A childhood visit to Yosemite introduced me to national parks. It captured my imagination and my heart then, and still does. It’s the honor of my career to join the outstanding team of employees and partners who care for and love Yosemite as much as I do,” said Muldoon.

Prior to her acting position at Yosemite, Muldoon served for nearly 10 years as the superintendent at Point Reyes National Seashore— one of the most ecologically rich areas in the United States. At Point Reyes, Muldoon led historic investments and improvements to park infrastructure and built and strengthened relationships with local communities and elected officials to find commonsense solutions to managing the park’s complex array of resources, from designated wilderness to historic dairy farms.

Before her appointment at Point Reyes, Muldoon served for five years as a NPS deputy regional director based in San Francisco where she oversaw partnerships, visitor and resource protection, interpretation and education, wildland and structural fire and safety programs across the region. She also provided direct oversight of 10 parks including Death Valley, Joshua Tree and Lake Mead. Before serving as a regional official, Muldoon was the superintendent at Pinnacles National Park and earlier at San Juan Island National Historical Park.

A California native, Muldoon holds a Bachelor of Science in zoology from the University of California, Davis. She officially begins her new role on November 8.
Re: New head of Yosemite
October 28, 2020 11:37AM
Beautiful. I think this is good news...



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avatar Re: New head of Yosemite
October 28, 2020 03:28PM
Kinda hard to judge if it's good news without hearing about how her tenure went at Point Reyes and Pinnacles, so I'm curious to know if anybody has any information on that front. Hard to draw any inferences from her time at Yosemite so far, given COVID.
avatar Re: New head of Yosemite
October 30, 2020 08:56AM
My question is can she do anything to improve Aramark's dismal performance? Aramark would rather shut down facilities than fix problems: Tuolumne shuttles, HSC's, Badger Pass, valley shuttles, dining facilities, losing a ranking star at the Ahwanee, golf course, Wawona, .....
Re: New head of Yosemite
September 08, 2021 08:16AM
So young, I thought older people would be hired for such a position.
Re: New head of Yosemite
September 08, 2021 08:31AM
Um. She's a thirty-five year veteran,. Not a thirty-five year old!



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Re: New head of Yosemite
September 08, 2021 02:15PM
She is in her mid 50's.
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