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Death At National Park Unreported For Week Amid Government Shutdown

07 January 2019

30, the eastern portion of Pinnacles National Park is only accessible to campers with confirmed reservations at the Pinnacles Campground. Jarvis said that's why during the last government shutdown he closed their gates.

The man's death was originally reported Friday by Outside Magazine. "They need robust funding and full-time protection, or they should be closed".

"It is important that visitors obey posted signs and park regulations", the release stated. "But we are not taking this lightly", she said. But as the partial shutdown enters its third week, critics argue the parks are becoming unsafe.

In some locations, such as Joshua Tree National Park and Yellowstone National Park, volunteer groups and private companies have worked to clean up the accumulation of trash.

On December 29, high winds brought down a tree in Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee. According to multiple reports, some parks - like Yosemite National Park in California - are being overwhelmed by trash, vandalism, human waste and destructive off-roading.

"We've been dubbed the 'Toilet Paper Angels, '" he said. "And, frankly, I think that this administration has put both at risk". One recommendation: "Go before you go", a reference to the limited number of open bathrooms, executive director Lisa Mayo said.

The park has also had to close down some roads due to snowfall because it does not have the staff to sand or plow them.

Amanda Osborn, a spokeswoman for the General Services Administration, which owns the building and leases it to the Trump Organization, said in an e-mail that the shutdown exemption for the comparatively little-known clock tower was "unrelated to the facility's tenant" - the Trump business. "Only a skeleton crew is left to protect and serve these thousands of visitors". "Rules just no longer exist, and then we want to blame the people who are doing these things instead of the people who didn't do their basic job of keeping the government open and funded".

The congressmen requested that "emergency action" be taken so regular activities can resume at all five of Utah's national parks.

The National Park Service is part of the Department of Interior, one of the department's impacted by the shutdown that has forced 800,000 federal workers to stay home or work without pay. The money was used to pay law enforcement staff and rangers, including one who monitors endangered nene, or Hawaiian goose.

Death At National Park Unreported For Week Amid Government Shutdown