Can partnership save California parks? AB 42, California Assembly bill for “Keeping State Parks Open” passed through the state house, and must now pass the senate. What do you think? Is partnering more closely with “approved nonprofit” organizations the way forward? Is there a better incentive to be efficient and forward-thinking for a nonprofit or private organization? Which would be open to more public scrutiny – which can be a good thing? If any of these partnerships end up like the terrible ReserveAmerica online reservation system, it simply increases hassle and cost for recreation enthusiasts while siphoning off money that the state parks could really use all along the way.