Fred Armstrong Named as Superintendent for Pipe Spring National Monument
Fred Armstrong, a 35-year career employee with the National Park Service, has been selected as the next superintendent at Pipe Spring National Monument, Arizona. For the past 4 1/2 years, he has been the division chief for natural and cultural resources and research at Zion National Park. “I had the opportunity to work with the staff and tribal representatives at Pipe Spring for two months this winter as interim superintendent,” Armstrong said. “The experience with those talented people, their interest in expanding programs and their deep care for the monument resources were enough to convince me to compete for the permanent position.”
Fred has an excellent working relationship with the ZNHA staff at Zion, and is quick to support educational, scientific and research projects funded by ZNHA which enhance visitor understanding of park resources. He has been involved with the Zion plein air event artist gallery exhibition and artist introductions for art demonstrations.
Although he will be missed at Zion, it is good to know that we will have a tried-and-true ZNHA advocate and program supporter within the Zion Group at Pipe Spring National Monument.