Shutdown ends — possibly only temporarily

With the signing of the legislation Friday evening that funds the government for three weeks, the federal land management agencies are preparing to resume normal operations.

Saturday morning the U.S. Forest Service said, “All furloughed federal employees are required to return to work on their next regularly scheduled work day.”

The National Park Service issued a statement Friday: “Following the enactment of the continuing resolution, the National Park Service is preparing to resume regular operations nationwide though the schedule for individual parks may vary depending on staff size and complexity of operations.”

If no agreement is reached for longer term funding, the government will partially shut down again on February 15th.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.