Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement on the National Park Service’s proposal to move the Pacific West Regional Office from San Francisco to Vancouver, Wash.:
“I’m disappointed the National Park Service is considering leaving California and encourage the agency to reconsider its proposal. Maintaining the regional headquarters in California makes the most sense, as California’s 28 national parks make up more than two-thirds of NPS land in the region.
“Additionally, California is centrally located within the Pacific West Region, which stretches from Guam and Hawaii to Arizona and Montana. Moving the regional headquarters to the corner of the region would make it more expensive to administer the region’s parks, likely canceling out any savings in rent.
“I have no doubt there are suitable sites in California that would meet the agency’s budget requirements and allow for the efficient management of all parks in the region.”