Joshua Tree national park ‘may take 300 years to recover’ from shutdown

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jan/28/joshua-tree-national-park-damage-government-shutdown

National park saw ‘irreparable’ damage including vandalism, ruined trails and trees cut down, says former superintendent

The former superintendent of Joshua Tree national park has said it could take hundreds of years to recover from damage caused by visitors during the longest-ever government shutdown.

“What’s happened to our park in the last 34 days is irreparable for the next 200 to 300 years,” Curt Sauer said at a rally over the weekend, according to a report from the Desert Sun. Sauer retired in 2010 after running the park for seven years.

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Original Title: Joshua Tree national park 'may take 300 years to recover' from shutdown
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