Federal Park Police ‘In Crisis’ After Being Understaffed and Underfunded

The union representing the U.S. Park Police (USPP) warned the Biden administration that staffing shortages will compromise the safety of visitors at national parks in a letter to the Department of the Interior.

The USPP is facing a “crisis of alarming proportions” in recruiting and retaining officers, Chairman of the Federal Parks Fraternal Order of Police Kenneth Spencer said in the letter sent to Interior Secretary Deb Haaland.

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Tourists Littering National Parks With Discarded Facemasks

Some are calling single-use face masks the new plastic bottle. Disposable masks are now becoming litter throughout the National Parks across the United States and visitors are littering the land and ancient caves.

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic,129 billion face masks have been used each month globally, according to some estimates.

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