+Salvelinus Posted April 25, 2002 Share Posted April 25, 2002 quote:Originally posted by Zuckerruebensirup: Originally posted by smoochnme: Is it not important for parks to attract visitors? No, I'm not under the impression that there is a need to attract visitors. Have you ever tried to get reservations for campsites? In the more popular places, they can be tough to get. I think the reason for the park services is to help control visitation, so that there is as little impact/damage as possible. They want to keep these natural areas from being destroyed, so that we, and our children, (and the resident wildlife, of course) can enjoy them for as long as possible. If they are not attracting visitors then what the heck are they (the parks) there for? I'm not referring to "protected areas"! They are a different issue and should be avoided by geocachers. State Parks and Forest in my state actually do use counts and report park usage. State Park programming is actually geared toward attracting the public to the park. Maybe it is different in other areas. "Only when the last tree is cut, and the last stream is polluted, and the last fish is caught, will we realize that you can't eat the money" Quote Link to comment
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