Speculation picks up that Mihalic to be named next USNPS director

Seven months into his administration, President Trump has yet to nominate a director for the National Park Service. But Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke does have an advisor on his team with a wealth of Park Service experience, one whose background has been investigated, leading to speculation that that individual soon will be nominated.

David Mihalic left the National Park Service on his own terms back in January 2003 rather than follow new-Park Service Director Fran Mainella's order that he move from Yosemite National Park to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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