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When unprecedented flooding roars through a national park, shredding major roads that access that park, it rightfully could be pointed to as the top story in the National Park System. And while Yellowstone National Park was that park, not only the flooding, but the lack of human casualties and rapid recovery, rank that story as arguably the top one in the park system in 2022. But that wasn’t the only major story that came out of the parks this year.

Today we’re looking back at some of the top stories across the park system in 2022. To help us identify them, we’ve asked Kristen Brengel, the National Parks Conservation Association’s senior vice president for government affairs, and Mike Murray, chair of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks, to join us.

Click here to listen to the NPT Podcast.