New Report Details Threats to America’s National Parks
By Joan McCarter, Daily Kos
Posted on July 4, 2011, Printed on July 4, 2011

What’s more patriotic on this long holiday weekend than visiting one of the 394 parks in the National Park System? From the absolutely stupefying and indescribable expanse of Grand Canyon National Park to the tiny urban jewel that is the Theodore Roosevelt Island National Memorial, they are the nation’s classrooms, playgrounds, zen gardens, escape.

And many of them are in jeopardy, according to a new report from the National Parks Conservation Association, “in the face of pollution, invasive species, climate change, energy development, adjacent land development and chronic funding shortfalls.”

A decade in the making, the report—The State of America’s National Parks—represents the most comprehensive overview yet performed on resource conditions in America’s national parks.

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