Climate change: Here and now at national parks | Lansing State Journal | lansingstatejournal.com
Jarvis has made it clear as head of the federal agency there is no higher priority than climate change on his agenda.Jonathan B. Jarvis - Director, National Park Service
Everything is different, he told his staff at a meeting on his first day. From now on, the single most important issue facing the National Park Service is, and will forever be in your lifetimes, climate change.
[Jarvis:] "National parks are like those cousins you see every three years and you say, ‘Oh, wow. You’ve grown so much.’ Many of our visitors are repeats. When they come back, there is a marked change in the park as a result of climate change.”
Jonathan (Jon) B. Jarvis officially became the 18th Director of the National Park Service on October 2, 2009.