On this episode of the Park Leaders Show, guests Jonathan and Destry Jarvis, join the show to discuss their book, National Parks Forever: Fifty Years of Fighting and a Case for Independence.
Fusing experience with non-fiction, Jonathan and Destry unpack five decades of political tension involving state parks. Since 1972, conflicting perspectives in the Department of the Interior have hindered the role of the National Park Service. While some have contended the NPS should promote preservation and conservation, others have prioritized the economy, even privatization.
As the book explains, the history of Congress decisions and administration appointees have compromised the NPS’s ability to manage parks. Still, despite clashing opinions regarding park leadership, resources, and protective best practices, hope remains that parks can one day operate with more autonomy and independence.
To purchase the book, check out Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/National-Parks-Forever-Fighting-Independence/dp/0226819086.
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