Penny Wise. Park Foolish.

The national parks represent the best of America — our rich natural, historical and cultural heritage. But without proper funding, our parks are in peril.

Here are just a few stories of the people and places affected by the chronic underfunding of America’s best idea. (Have a park story of your own to share?)


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Our national parks are the backdrop of our most cherished memories. But sweeping budget cuts and the government shutdown are affecting national park visitors, staff, and the local communities whose livelihoods depend on them.

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