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National Parks Traveler Episode 170
The National Park System’s Crippling Maintenance Backlog

By Kurt Repanshek – May 15th, 2022

In today’s podcast, we’re looking out across the National Park System, and at the National Park Service, in advance of the Memorial Day Weekend, the traditional launch to summer, to explore how things are on the ground, literally and figuratively.

Kristen Brengel, the senior vice president for government affairs at the National Parks Conservation Association, and Phil Francis, the immediate past chair of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks, discuss recent news, including a new, somewhat shocking, deferred maintenance figure for the National Park System.

Listen to the National Parks Traveler Podcast, Episode 170 here.