Park Service budget pressured

The Bush administration has ordered America’s national parks to show they can function with 90 percent or less of their operating budgets, the Washington Post reported.  The result will be volunteers will have to take on larger roles and there will be fewer interpretive ranger programs, the newspaper said.  President Bush is proposing to cut  $100 million from the parks; $2.1 billion budget next year, even as the Government Accounting Office reported the parks have a $5 billion maintenance backlog. Full article.


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