Jeff Mow, a 25-year veteran of the National Park Service has been named superintendent of Glacier National Park in northwestern Montana. Mow, who is now superintendent of Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska, will begin his assignment at Glacier on Aug. 25.
Mow, 54, is a native of Los Angeles. He is a 1981 graduate of Carleton College in Northfield, MN, where he majored in environmental education. He attended graduate school at the University of Michigan, focusing on geology.
During college and graduate school, he spent four summers in southwestern Montana as a geologic field assistant with the U.S. Geological Survey. After teaching geology at a community college and working for four years as an instructor at the Yosemite Institute, Mow moved north to Alaska to begin his NPS career.
As superintendent of Glacier, Mow will oversee the management of more than 1 million acres of park land, a staff of about 155, and an annual operating budget of more than $12.5 million.