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Record Crowds And A Growing List Of Challenges As America's National Parks Turn 100

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National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis speaks at the historical Arlington House at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. (Cliff Owen/AP)
National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis speaks at the historical Arlington House at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. (Cliff Owen/AP)
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The National Park Service is planning a huge celebration this week in Yellowstone to honor the centennial of the America’s park system. Visits are booming, but American parks are also facing problems, including a multibillion-dollar maintenance backlog.

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson discusses with parks director Jonathan Jarvis.

Hear more from Here & Now's national parks tour.

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Jonathan Jarvis, director of the National Park Service. He tweets @JonsMoustache. The park service tweets @NatlParkService.

This segment aired on August 22, 2016.

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