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Topic - Jonathan Jarvis
There are 84 million acres of public lands and waterways in the United States, and they're going to be drone-free. A memorandum signed by the National Park Service's director will require 401 parks to write rules prohibiting unmanned aerial vehicles.
Rep. Trey Gowdy blasted National Parks Service director Jonathan Jarvis during a House hearing Wednesday morning, in which he accused Mr. Jarvis of favoring "pot-smoking" Occupy protesters over American war veterans.
The head of the National Park Service said Tuesday the Occupy DC protesters will get one final warning before U.S. Park Police begin to enforce the ban on camping in McPherson Square.
Mr. Jarvis told The Associated Press Friday that drones might harm nesting birds or distract climbers as they clung to cliffs.
"We embrace many activities in national parks because they enhance visitor experiences with the iconic natural, historic and cultural landscapes in our care," Jonathan Jarvis, the park service's director, said in a statement Friday. "However, we have serious concerns about the negative impact that flying unmanned aircraft is having in parks, so we are prohibiting their use until we can determine the most appropriate policy that will protect park resources and provide all visitors with a rich experience."