The Park Service mission hangs in the balance

April 16, 1984

An issue exploring the role of nature in National Park management, plus a new Department of Interior program to make park management more efficient.


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A cruel Mother Nature rules the Parks
The keystone of the National Park Service's management policy is to allow nature to run its course. And that means forest fires, drowned bison and, perhaps, vanishing grizzlies.
Are National Park employees fighting for their parks or against efficiency?
Department of Interior program A-76, which would trim inefficiencies from the National Park Service, is drawing opposition.