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Morning photo: National Parks

Budget cuts could devastate preservation mission and visitor services

Sunrise at Great Sand Dunes National Park.

SUMMIT COUNTY — Today’s photo essay features a few scenes from national parks around the country as a sidebar to another Summit Voice story on how any further cuts to the National Park Service budget could seriously undermined the agency’s ability to care for these national treasures. It really seems like we could give a little more in other areas to prevent permanent damage to these resources …

Rock climbing in Arches National Park. PHOTO COURTESY NPS.

A different type of arch, also administered by the National Park Service. PHOTO BY BOB BERWYN.

Colorado National Monument. BOB BERWYN PHOTO.

A greater egret in Everglades National Park. PHOTO COURTESY NPS.

Badlands National Park. BOB BERWYN PHOTO.

Badlands National Park. DYLAN BERWYN PHOTO.

Grand Canyon National Park. PHOTO BY LEIGH WADDEN.

Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site in southeastern Colorado. BOB BERWYN PHOTO.

The Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site in Colorado is one of the newest additions to the National Park System. Click on the image to read more. BOB BERWYN PHOTO.

Colorado National Monument. BOB BERWYN PHOTO.

One Response

  1. Great pics Bob, and don’t forget folks, the next time you go to vote, pin the candidate on exactly where he/she stands on this issue? Not to be cynical, but if he/she is GOP, then you can expect them to cut funds or abolish the agency.

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