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Watchdog group says now's time for USNPS to meet carrying capacity mandate it's long ignored

With planning now underway for how best to open national parks that have been closed by the coronavirus pandemic, it's the perfect time for superintendents to institute visitor carrying capacities that Congress long ago called for, according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility.

Social distancing likely will be a key in parks once they reopen, and the 1978 act by Congress calling for carrying capacities in the parks could help in that area, PEER said.

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