Originally Posted by GCHiker4887
Yep, Uberuaga really messed this whole thing up at GC. ..........
What should be construed from the story that a National Park Service superintendent sold his house for more than three times its assessed value to a key concessionaire in his park and didn’t view it as a conflict of interest?
News that David Uberuaga sold his Ashford, Washington, home to the owner of Rainier Mountaineering, Inc., while he was superintendent of Mount Rainier National Park with oversight of the concessionaire, appears to be a troubling conflict of interest.
Atop that are allegations from a watchdog group that Park Service Director Jon Jarvis, at one time Mr. Uberuaga's immediate boss, intervened to see that Mr. Uberuaga was named this past summer as superintendent of Grand Canyon National Park.
I'm really confused by all of this.
I'm retired USFS.
I have always held the Park Service in high regard.
I thought the people that I had the privilege of working with in the Parks were high ethic and their bosses were the same.
I was just a FF and didn't do much with management in a 40 year fire career.
Where did this crap come from?