Former NPS director sounds alarm on the ‘systematic dismantling’ of America’s national parks

Jonathan B. Jarvis served for 40 years in the National Parks Service. He worked under presidents of both parties as a ranger, biologist, superintendent, and regional director, and ultimately became the agency’s director from 2009–2017. Jarvis’s brother, Destry, has worked with the past 12 NPS directors in various capacities as a conservation advocate. These men know the beauty and wonder of our National Parks well, and their chilling warning about what’s happening to these public lands is a must read for all Americans. In an op-ed published in The Guardian, the Jarvis brothers pulled no punches in their assessment of what has become of the National Parks Service under the current administration. “Under this administration, nothing is sacred as we …