Craters of the Moon names new leader
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- The Craters of the Moon National Monument in central Idaho has a new superintendent.
National Park Service officials named Dan Buckley to the post Wednesday.
Buckley takes over for Doug Neighbor, who was recently appointed superintendent of Big Thicket National Preserve in Texas. Buckley's first day on the job is February 27.
Park Service Administrator Chris Lehnertz says Buckley brings extensive experience with fire management and skills to work with private partners in managing public lands.
Craters of the Moon is a 750,000-acre preserve located near Arco and is noted for its variety of volcanic features and unique lava flows and landscapes.