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