Ryan Zinke is not the first Interior Secretary to emphasize infrastructure in national parks and use of resources over their conservation and safeguarding. The Mission 66 agenda resulted in developments being built in sensitive ecological places where they shouldn't have been sited and attitudes of visitor consumption. At Fishing Bridge in Yellowstone, angling pressure decimated the trout population and had to be curtailed in order to protect the fishery, which plays a vital role in feeding grizzly bears, bald eagles, peregrine falcons and otters. Photo courtesy National Park Service
Ryan Zinke is not the first Interior Secretary to emphasize infrastructure in national parks and use of resources over their conservation and safeguarding. The Mission 66 agenda resulted in developments being built in sensitive ecological places where they shouldn't have been sited and attitudes of visitor consumption. At Fishing Bridge in Yellowstone, angling pressure decimated the trout population and had to be curtailed in order to protect the fishery, which plays a vital role in feeding grizzly bears, bald eagles, peregrine falcons and otters. Photo courtesy National Park Service