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How government shutdown affects Gettysburg battlefield & other midstate agencies

How government shutdown affects Gettysburg battlefield & other midstate agencies

"We're blessed with our park system, BLM [Bureau of Land Management lands] and great public lands and treasures". Both the EPA and the Parks Service show how the agencies themselves can influence the experience of a shutdown.

Military Exchanges will be open; commissaries, except for those located overseas or in a few remote locations, will close.

A Republican senator from Montana says the Trump administration is trying to minimize the effects of the government shutdown by keeping at least some national parks open, but former President Barack Obama tried to make shutdowns painful for the American people.

At the White House press briefing, Trump administration officials said the shutdown would not affect active-duty military personnel, border patrol agents, firefighters, the post office or airport security screeners.

The parking lot and rest rooms at Muir Beach are closed because of.

Hotels and restaurants operated by Yosemite concessionaire Aramark will remain open, and shuttle busses are running. So were most spots in the Presidio, which is run by the independent Presidio Trust. "They closed the elevator in the Washington Monument and told visitors they had to take the stairs because the NPS could not afford to operate the elevator", he continued. But, according to National Parks Traveler, the Advisory Board "has nothing to do with the day-to-day field operations of the National Park Service".

Below is a list of services/facilities that are open or closed.

Visitors to the the national parks, historic sites and recreation areas are advised and encouraged to practice caution and follow all safety protocol on national public lands, as emergency services are limited as part of the shutdown. Kari Watkins, executive director of the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum, said the center is affiliated with the National Park Service but is owned and operated by the Oklahoma City National Memorial Foundation.

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Most parks were choosing to keep law-enforcement rangers and emergency responders on the job, but maintenance staff, interpretive guides and researchers were being sent home until normal funding resumes.

Entrance gates will be open, said Yosemite spokesman Scott Gediman.

"We were already suffering because of the Rim Fire, then the shutdown happened and it was the final nail in the coffin", Harris said at the time. Visitor access to trails remains open.

The ongoing federal government shutdown will result in a lack of services at the Cape Cod National Seashore.

National Parks and other public lands will remain as accessible as possible while still following all applicable laws and procedures. If the trash isn't being picked up and the restrooms are closed, she said, permanent damage could be done to natural and historical resources.

"It's not realistic", she said, "and I think it's a lack of understanding of the roles that so many people play in the parks and, frankly, what [roles] volunteers play in the parks as well".

Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright Brothers National Memorial will remain open to the public.