A View From The Overlook: Contingency Plans

September 2012
National Parks Traveler;9/19/2012, p1
The article looks at the potential implications of politics on national parks in the U.S. It projects Congressman Paul Ryan to cut discretionary spending which include funding for education, environmental protection, parks, and work-place safety. It also indicates that national parks are likely to be transferred from the Department of the Interior to the Department of Defense and various branches of the Armed Forces. Furthermore, seasonal interpretive ranger Owen Hoffman cites the possibility of a Ranger Reserve that is composed of retired permanent National Park Service employees and former longer seasonals who could be activated in times of NPS emergency.


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