My natural resource teacher told us that this president was the first since T. Roosevelt to not add to our national park lands in some way. Of course there are a lot of ways for the president to protect lands. He was the first president to actually reduce our park lands. I haven't done my research on that, but I do believe it, and I know that the administration was working at reversing some of the public lands Clinton had preserved. ??? I can't understand that mentality at all.
So, I was very surprised to see $3 Billion proposed by for National Parks. I am glad to see the National Park Centennial Initiative kicked off. The National Parks system is a national treasure of Landscape Architecture, preservation, conservation and public enjoyment. I hope that the next century can see more preservation and more access by the common man. It is still amazingly cheap to visit a national park and I hope that it continues.