New superintendent of Dinosaur National Monument named

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A new superintendent for the Dinosaur National Monument has been chosen. Acting Intermountain Regional Director Kate Hammond announced the selection of Paul Scolari as superintendent Thursday. He will begin the assignment on March 31.

Scolari has over 24 years of National Park Service experience and is currently the Chief of Resource Management and Planning at a group of national parks in the San Francisco Bay Area–Eugene O’Neill and John Muir National Historic Sites, Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial and Rosie the Riveter-WWII Home Front National Historical Park. His prior job was at Golden Gate National Recreation Area, where he performed the duties of historian, American Indian liaison and historic preservation specialist. 

“Paul is known for his steady demeanor, level-headedness, collaborative approach, and an open and inclusive management style,” said Acting Regional Director Kate Hammond. “This, along with his experience working with park partners will serve him well at Dinosaur National Monument.” 

Scolari stated, “The opportunity to lead a talented National Park Service staff and work with passionate stakeholders in stewarding majestic lands and waters for the American public fulfills a dream that has taken shape over the course of my career.”  He added, “Dinosaur and Fossil Butte are enchanting places; I am honored and grateful for the opportunity to take a place among my predecessors in caring for them.” 

To learn more about Dinosaur National Monument and Fossil Butte National Monument, visit the park’s webpages at and

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