Former NPS superintendent’s new book argues for more park funding

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The National Park Service has the responsibility for managing almost 500 of the most unique places in America, and it does it for about $2 billion a year. But NPS also has a massive maintenance backlog of about $12 billion. Gil Lusk says that’s one piece of evidence that the system is stretched too thin. He is a longtime leader in the Park Service and was superintendent of three different parks before his retirement. In a new book, “Our National Parks, Our Living Treasure,” he argues the Park Service can’t continue doing more with less, and it’s time for a fundamental restructuring. Hear more on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

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