Lassen National Park Superintendent retiring

Oct 8, 2014 2:36 PM by News Staff

After 31 years with the National Park Service and seven years as Lassen Volcanic National Park Superintendent, Darlene Koontz has decided to call it a career.

Koontz who will retire on October 31, says "the past 31 years have been the best adventure I could ask for. I have met and had the privilege of working with wonderful and inspirational people throughout my career. The National Park Service is a special community, of which I feel lucky to have been a part of for so many years."

As superintendent at Lassen Volcanic National Park, Koontz oversaw the preservation and protection of cultural and natural resources and oversaw various construction efforts.

Koontz and her husband Chip Davis, himself a retired NPS employee, are looking forward to the opportunity to continue exploring our country's special places, sailing in the islands, going on camping trips with their dogs and enjoying good food and good friends.


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