Seal takeovers, downed trees: Parks clean up post-shutdown

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  • FelisConcolor Layton, UT
    Feb. 3, 2019 7:59 a.m.

    @Ernest T. Bass:

    I worked in Grand Teton National Park a few summers when I was in college. Any park ranger will tell you this stuff happens all the time, even when they are on duty. In fact, some people are so clueless they will do it right in front of the rangers.

    Ever been to Arches or Canyonlands or Zion on a busy weekend? People litter and go off trail and stomp around everywhere, even when there is a sign telling them not to. And the last time I was in Canyonlands during UEA holiday I saw only one park ranger, who was too busy trying to keep traffic moving safely to keep tourists off the delicate soils or cite people for littering.

    The article is propaganda in that it creates the impression these acts of irresponsible vandalism wouldn't have happened if there had been no shutdown. The only difference between the shutdown and normal operation is that the park can address the damage more quickly, not that the damage would never have happened.

  • ConservativeCommonTater Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 2, 2019 10:55 a.m.

    scrappy do - DRAPER, UT
    Feb. 1, 2019 10:57 a.m.

    "The parks are fine"

    I heard it on Faux news that the parks were trashed, so YOU know it has to be true.

  • ConservativeCommonTater Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 2, 2019 9:35 a.m.

    I've never understood why some people want to go to a beautiful place, with pristine landscaping and trash it.

    Would they treat their own house or property the way they do when they go to Parks?

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Feb. 2, 2019 1:19 a.m.

    Or is it pre shutdown?

  • Joe Hilll Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 1, 2019 7:54 p.m.

    How do you negotiate with someone that refuses to compermise. Trump has consistently stated he will accept nothing less then full funding for his wall. Before the shutdown he took great pride in saying he would take responsibility for the shut down if he didn’t get his way. Now he is declaring that the negations are pointless and that he is ready to shut it down again and declare a national emergency Tibet his way.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    Feb. 1, 2019 2:59 p.m.

    more of the damage done by nancy's refusal to negotiate.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    Feb. 1, 2019 1:21 p.m.

    @scrappy: Have you inspected the reported damage? Could it be that the other side is the one who is using propaganda and that the damage is real?

  • scrappy do DRAPER, UT
    Feb. 1, 2019 10:57 a.m.


    The parks are fine