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Contact: John Wright
For Immediate Release: June 1, 2005
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Norton Appoints Dan B. Kimball as Superintendent
of Everglades National Park

WASHINGTON-Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton today announced the appointment of
Dan B. Kimball as superintendent of Everglades National Park in Homestead, Fla. Kimball, who has been serving as acting superintendent of Everglades since February 2004, will start his permanent appointment immediately.

"Dan Kimball is a proven leader with an outstanding record of service with the National Park Service," Norton said. "His impressive background and exceptional experience make him a perfect fit for the Everglades superintendent position."

As superintendent of Everglades, Kimball is responsible for managing a revered natural resource that faces significant strategic resource challenges. "I'm thrilled with the opportunity to continue leading our efforts at Everglades National Park," said Kimball. "I'm especially excited to move forward with my involvement in the restoration of the Everglades, the largest ecosystem restoration project in the history of the planet, and honored to be part of the very talented and dedicated team that's tackling this challenging project. I am very happy to be working with our partners to preserve and restore the integrity of park resources and the greater Everglades ecosystem."

"Dan Kimball is a proven leader, and I am extremely pleased that he has accepted the appointment as the permanent superintendent of Everglades National Park," said Director Mainella. "Dan's extensive experience in successfully addressing complex water resource issues facing the Service and his skills as a manager will significantly enhance our on-going effort to restore the Everglades. He will greatly assist Everglades National Park in meeting its day-to-day management challenges."

Kimball previously served as the Chief of National Park Service Water Resources Division, a position he held since 1993. During his tenure there, Kimball consistently led the fight to preserve national park water resources. He played a major role in successful efforts to settle park water rights issues in the western United States and to protect parks, such as Yellowstone

National Park (WY/MT) and Glacier National Park (MT), from the adverse effects of resource extraction activities. Kimball has also served as Acting Superintendent of Zion National Park (UT) and Assistant to the National Park Service Deputy Director in Washington, D.C.
A 20-year veteran of the NPS, Kimball previously held positions with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Office of Surface Mining, and with environmental consulting firms. He has received a number of awards including the Department of the Interior Superior Service Award (1989), the Stephen Tyng Mather Award for resource conservation given by the National Parks Conservation Association (1995), and the Pacific Northwest Regional Director's Award for Professional Excellence in Natural Resources (2002)

Kimball is a native of Michigan. He earned a BA in earth sciences from Denison University in Ohio in 1971 and an MS in water resources administration from the University of Arizona in 1974. Kimball's professional expertise is water and natural resource management and the evaluation of complex environmental issues.
Dan is married and has one son.



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