PEER Hits Administration Over Cuts to Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center

"An environmental group is criticizing the Trump administration for staff cuts that are causing a national wildlife refuge visitor center to close down two days a week during the busy summer months.

The National Bison Range in Montana — the 10th most visited refuge in the National Wildlife Refuge System — announced its visitor center will no longer be open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, despite the park still being open to guests.

In a letter sent Monday to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) argued that recent steps taken by the overseeing U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service office to diminish staff at the park to 4.5 on-site staff hurt the integrity of the refuge."

Miranda Green reports for The Hill June 11, 2018.

Source: The Hill, 06/12/2018