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By Kurt Repanshek – December 26th, 2021

This has been one of the most newsworthy years in recent memory for the National Park Service and the parks. There’s finally a Senate-confirmed director at the helm, billions of dollars are flowing into the parks for a variety of projects, wildfires chewed through Sequoia, Kings Canyon and Lassen Volcanic national parks, lakes Powell and Mead are shadows of their former selves.

Editor Kurt Repanshek, Kristen Brengel of the National Parks Conservation Association, and Phil Francis of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks discuss some of the top news events in the parks in 2021.

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