The former chief of planning for Denali National Park, Mike Tranel, has been named superintendent for Klondike Gold Rush National Park in Skagway. He helped Denali Park complete its backcountry management plan as well as other management plans. Since 2008, he has been in Washington DC representing Alaska parks on regulatory and policy issues.
Tranel has been in the park service since 1985 and was at Denali Park from 1993 to 2008.
He’ll take over the superintendent position from Susan Boudreau, also a former employee at Denali National Park. She is now superintendent at Glacier Bay.