Interior squarely behind revocation of recently adopted USNPS resource management strategy

Among the last tasks National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis took before retiring this year was signing Director's Order 100, which updated the agency’s guidelines for stewardship and reaffirmed its “predominant” duty to protect natural and cultural resources. Last week, acting-National Park Service Director Michael Reynolds rescinded that order, reportedly at the Interior Department's direction.

The action was just the latest by the Trump administration to mold the Park Service in its perspective of how natural resources should be managed. Earlier, the administration had the Park Service abandon its ban on the sale of disposable water bottles in the National Park System.

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