In her nine years as Superintendent of Grand Teton National Park, Mary Gibson Scott has overseen a number of park improvements from Transportation to a new Visitors Center. But issues from funding for Parks to protecting wildlife continue to be a concern. Gibson Scott retires this weekend, so we asked her about a few key issues, such as reforming the Endangered Species Act.
Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks are closed as a result of the federal government shutdown.
Grand Teton Superintendent Mary Gibson Scott says visitors staying at campgrounds and hotels in the park have 48 hours to leave. Most park staffers are being furloughed, except for certain emergency personnel.