DENVER (AP) – The former head of natural and cultural resource stewardship for Colorado State Parks has been named the Colorado River coordinator for the National Park Service.

Rob Billerbeck will be responsible for coordinating the National Park Service’s Colorado River management strategy and enhancing communication with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s upper and lower Colorado River offices.

In September, Billerbeck joined the Park Service as a project manager on work to develop a long-term management plan for the Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River. Billerbeck will continue in that role while serving as the Colorado River coordinator.

Billerbeck started his new duties Monday. He succeeds Norm Henderson, who retired in 2011.

The Colorado River system provides water in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.

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