The National Park System doesn’t pause for the upcoming presidential election. Throughout the summer it has been surprisingly busy, in light of the coronavirus pandemic, at many units of the park system. Indeed, there are many issues across the parks to pay attention to and discuss. To help us with that task, we’ve invited Kristen Brengel, senior vice president of government affairs for the National Parks Conservation Association, and Sheridan Steele, who spent nearly four decades with the National Park Service until 2015, when he retired. He now sits on the executive council of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks.

Among the issues we discuss: The Great American Outdoors Act, the Land and Water Conservation Fund, reservation systems for parks, livestock grazing at Point Reyes National Seashore, and Congressional attitudes about supporting national parks.

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