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Editorial: Proposed legislation can finally fix the massive USNPS maintenance backlog—pass it now

As a field research biologist, ecologist and science manager, I had the great fortune of working for 40 years in the National Park Service. I was based at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in California’s Sierra Nevada for most of that time.

Our National Park Service is a model for how to conserve natural and cultural resources and, at the same time, provide recreation opportunities for mankind. The parks also preserve our history, from storied battlefields to the homes of many American heroes. The parks tell stories of valor, shame, and hard lessons learned, things that have been valuable for generations past and, hopefully, will inspire generations to come.