Report: Permanent Funding, Department Overhaul Key to Fixing State Parks

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California's state park system is under "serious stress" according to a new report from the California Parks Forward Commission. The report includes recommendations to tackle the system's biggest challenges, including a severe maintenance backlog and a lack of permanent funding. We discuss the state of California's parks and what can be done to help them.


Paul Rogers, managing editor of KQED Science and environment reporter for the San Jose Mercury News

Vicky Waters, deputy director of public affairs for the California Natural Resources Agency

Elizabeth Goldstein, president, California State Parks Foundation

Lance Conn, co-chair, Parks Forward Commission