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Celebrating Chuck Sams as New National Park Service Director

Author: Jefferson Land Trust | 01/19/22

National Park Service LogoThe Land Trust team joins conservation organizations and outdoor enthusiasts across the nation in celebrating the leadership of Charles F. “Chuck” Sams III as Director of the National Park Service (NPS). Chuck, who was ceremonially sworn in by Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland in mid-December, is the first Tribal citizen to lead the agency, which has been without a Senate-confirmed leader for nearly five years.

To celebrate this momentous occasion, we are re-sharing his “Letter to the Future” video below. His video’s message highlights the importance of responsible stewardship and reminds us of our shared connection to the land, air, and waters where we live.

Letter to the Future video


To learn more, read the National Park Service press release.