(Washington, DC) -- President Biden is nominating an Oregonian to become director of the National Park Service. Biden announced yesterday he intends to nominate Chuck Sams, making him the first Native American to be nominated to the job. Sams has worked in state and tribal governments as well as the non-profit natural resource and conservation management fields over 25 years. He's currently a member of the Northwest Power and Conservation Council. He's the former director of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. His nomination needs to be approved by the U.S. Senate.