National parks nominee pledges to ramp up workforce, improve staff morale

By: - October 20, 2021 6:00 am

An alligator suns in the swamp at Jean Lafitte National Park and Barataria Preserve. (U.S. National Park Service)

President Joe Biden’s choice to lead the National Park Service told a U.S. Senate panel Tuesday he would work to rebuild the agency’s workforce, which has shrunk even as park attendance hits new records.

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Jacob Fischler
Jacob Fischler

Jacob covers federal policy as a senior reporter in the States Newsroom Washington bureau. Based in Oregon, he focuses on Western issues as well as climate, energy development, public lands and infrastructure.

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