Diane Regas is president and CEO of The Trust for Public Land, a national nonprofit that creates parks and protects land for people. An internationally recognized conservation leader, prior to joining The Trust for Public Land Diane worked for more than a decade at Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and nearly two decades at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, serving under both Democratic and Republican administrations as the top civil servant protecting our nation’s rivers, lakes and bays.
This Op-Ed represents the opinions of The Trust for Public Land.
On average in January, nearly half a million people visit our national parks every day. This...
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