JENSEN, Uintah County — Mark Foust has been named superintendent for Dinosaur National Monument, according to Intermountain Regional Director Sue Masica. Foust assumed his new responsibilities on Sunday.

Foust, a 26-year veteran of the National Park Service, most recently served as the acting superintendent at Dinosaur and has been the chief law enforcement ranger at Glacier National Park for the past eight years.

Foust is an incident commanders for the National Park Service's Type II all-hazard incident management teams. As incident commander or chief of operations for the Intermountain team, he has worked on major incidents for the NPS throughout the country since 2004, including hurricanes Rita and Sandy, Colorado's September flooding, and special events like the 2008 presidential inauguration.

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Foust is a 1989 graduate of the University of California at Davis, with a bachelor's degree in natural resource science. In his role as superintendent of Dinosaur National Monument, Foust will manage more than 210,000 acres, a workforce of approximately 45 personnel, and an annual operating budget of more than $3.3 million.

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