Published: Mon, January 07, 2019
Worldwide | By Jermaine Blake

Shutdown: Three People Die as National Parks Left Largely Unpatrolled

Shutdown: Three People Die as National Parks Left Largely Unpatrolled

"In order to keep them open, everybody has to pitch in".

Campgrounds at Joshua Tree closed at noon Wednesday, officials said, citing health and safety concerns over vault toilets that were near capacity.

On Christmas Day a man fell into a river in California's Yosemite National Park and died.

Aerial view of Yosemite National Park in California.

"Allowing access to national parks without taking care to steward those resources is irresponsible and could result in irreversible damage and loss", she wrote.

Three of Utah's congressmen are asking for federal funds to keep the state's national parks fully staffed on an emergency basis to protect public safety as the government shutdown stretches into its third week.

"It is unknown how long the road will be closed", park officials said on New Year's Eve.

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"We're afraid that we're going to start seeing significant damage to the natural resources in parks and potentially to historic and other cultural artifacts", John Garder, senior budget director of the nonprofit National Parks Conservation Association told the AP. The waterless restrooms, in which visitors can relieve themselves into sealed buried containers, had remained open. But with no workers on duty to pump out the waste, those are being closed now as well.

Also on January 2, Seqouia and Kings Canyon National Parks announced they were closing due to health and safety concerns.

Today National Park Service spokesperson Andrew Munoz relayed that the man apparently slipped down Silver Apron, which is a large, sloping granite area above Nevada Falls. Medical attention was provided, but the visitor died from his injuries, according to Siler's account of his communication with the spokesman.

In addition to the human waste problem, the weather has also been an issue in some locations.

"During the lapse in federal appropriations, Pinnacles National Park will remain accessible to visitors; however, services will be reduced as we are unable to fully staff our operations", according to a National Park Service news release issued Saturday. During the last shutdown, Rivera Murdock recalled that the "Beaver Meadows Visitor Center area was all yellow snow, which is pretty disgusting".

Munoz said there were one or two bears active in the Upper Pines Campground in Yosemite this week. "We can't afford to wipe all the bottoms who visit Joshua Tree". "However, bears and other wildlife becoming habituated to human food and trash is a huge concern".

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