Scotts Bluff National Monument Superintendent Dan Morford says he is not concerned proposed cuts to National Park Service funding in President Trump’s budget will have a big impact on the local attraction.
Morford told KNEB News he feels confident about the Trump administration’s support of the Interior Department.
Morford says the new Interior Department Secretary Â seems to be very supportive of the national parksÂ and the great outdoors and Â will preserve and protect those things. . Morford is “optimistic ” even though they may have to “tighten our belt a little bit.” But he added “that’s not always a bad thing either.”
Morford says even though there are a number of National Parks with deferred maintenance issues, the Monument has been able to get the money necessary for upkeep to roads and trails.