Doug Eury, Superintendent of Nez Perce National Historical Park, will be retiring on January 3, 2006 after 30 years of federal service. Twenty four of those years were with the National Park Service.
There will be an Open House for Doug on December 16, 2005 from 4:00 ? 7:00 pm at the Spalding Visitor Center of Nez Perce National Historical Park. Refreshments will be served. If anyone has stories they would like to share about Doug but can?t make the open house, please send them to the address or email below.
Doug and his wife Lynn will be moving to Tijeras, New Mexico (outside of Albuquerque). Doug is looking forward to doing more traveling, visiting their son Mark who is now a pilot based in Denver, getting back to woodworking, and plans to be involved in volunteering for a variety of activities in the community and at church.
Doug joined the National Park Service in 1981 after two years with the Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service (HCRS) and acquiring a Ph.D. in Park and Recreation Administration from the University of New Mexico. His first NPS assignment was at the Southwest Regional Office in Santa Fe, followed by stints as superintendent at El Morrow National Monument , El Malpais National Monument , and Petroglyph National Monument, all in New Mexico. He also served in an extended detail as a legislative intern in Washington, D.C. Earlier he also completed four years of active duty as an officer in the U.S. Air Force.
Doug has been the Superintendent at Nez Perce National Historical Park since 1998. ?Meeting the needs of a park that is so spread out has allowed me to work with a great variety of partners and communities. This made the job very challenging, but also very rewarding,? Eury states.
Letters and stories can be mailed or emailed to:
Marie Marek Nez Perce NHP 39063 U.S. Highway 95 Spalding, ID 83540
208-843-2261 X 135