Zinke stresses need for projects catch-up at national parks


MEDORA, N.D. (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke reiterated his support for addressing a maintenance backlog at national parks during a visit Tuesday to the one named for a U.S. president known for championing conservation.

Zinke toured the Peaceful Valley Ranch at Theodore Roosevelt National Park, a former dude ranch that is on the National Register of Historic Places but in disrepair and in the midst of a $4.3 million rehabilitation project. Zinke said it exemplifies the types of projects needed at parks nationwide.

"We want to make sure that we focus on rebuilding our parks," Zin...

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