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Longtime National Parks Official In Ventura County Now Heading Two Parks In Central California

Posted on Thursday, July 18, 2013 12:49pm


A longtime National Parks official in Ventura County has been appointed as the new superintendent of two Central California national parks.

Woody Smeck is the new Superintendent of Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks. Smeck was Superintendent of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area for more than a decade.

Last year, he left Ventura to become Deputy Superintendent at Yosemite National Park.  Then, this spring he was named Acting Superintendent at the Sequoia-Kings Canyon parks.

The two parks are adjacent to each other, and are operated as one, with a combined acreage of more than 465,000 acres of land.
The parks are famous for being home to giant sequoias, which are among the largest trees on earth.


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