Mary Gibson Scott http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en New Grand Teton Superintendent Says Collaboration Is Key http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/new-grand-teton-superintendent-says-collaboration-key <p>The National Park Service named a new superintendent for Grand Teton National Park this week. David Vela will replace former superintendent Mary Gibson Scott, who retired last year.</p><p>Vela is currently an associate director for the Park Service in Washington DC. He has worked at parks and historic sites in Texas, Virginia, and Pennsylvania and directed the Park Service’s southeast region for four years. He says one of his goals is to listen to visitor feedback.</p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 23:06:14 +0000 Willow Belden 54051 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org New Grand Teton Superintendent Says Collaboration Is Key Grand Teton Gets New Superintendent http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/grand-teton-gets-new-superintendent <p>The National Park Service has picked a new superintendent for Grand Teton National Park. David Vela will replace former Superintendent Mary Gibson Scott, who retired in November.</p><p></p><p>Vela is currently an associate director for the Park Service in Washington D.C. and has overseen several other parks and historic sites. He also served as director of the National Park Service’s southeast region.</p><p>Vela says he will place a major emphasis on working with park employees and the community.</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 01:14:38 +0000 Willow Belden 53905 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Grand Teton Gets New Superintendent Grand Teton Superintendent Mary Gibson Scott leaves her post with issues remaining http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/grand-teton-superintendent-mary-gibson-scott-leaves-her-post-issues-remaining <p>In her nine years as Superintendent of Grand Teton National Park, Mary Gibson Scott has overseen a number of park improvements from Transportation to a new Visitors Center.&nbsp; But issues from funding for Parks to protecting wildlife continue to be a concern.&nbsp; Gibson Scott retires this weekend, so we asked her about a few key issues, such as reforming the Endangered Species Act.</p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 22:50:39 +0000 Bob Beck 49636 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Grand Teton Superintendent Mary Gibson Scott leaves her post with issues remaining Government shutdown forces national park closures http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/government-shutdown-forces-national-park-closures <p>Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks are closed as a result of the federal government shutdown.</p><p></p><p>Grand Teton Superintendent Mary Gibson Scott says visitors staying at campgrounds and hotels in the park have 48 hours to leave. Most park staffers are being furloughed, except for certain emergency personnel.</p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 17:46:59 +0000 Willow Belden 47754 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Government shutdown forces national park closures Sequestration forces cuts to seasonal staff and emergency responders at Grand Teton http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/sequestration-forces-cuts-seasonal-staff-and-emergency-responders-grand-teton <p>Grand Teton National Park says that because of the federal sequestration, it will be hiring fewer seasonal workers this summer and will be making cuts to emergency response teams.</p><p></p><p>The park was instructed to trim its budget by $700,000 for the next six months. Park Superintendent Mary Gibson Scott says the changes will be noticeable.</p><p>“We know there will be delays in responding to search and rescue, as well as medical emergencies and law enforcement,” Scott said.</p><p>She says they will also have fewer fire fighters.</p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 22:26:46 +0000 Willow Belden 38473 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Sequestration forces cuts to seasonal staff and emergency responders at Grand Teton