October 25, 2017

Zinke plans to double fee to enter most popular national parks

Mother Jones - The National Park Service has a funding problem. It currently faces a $12 billion maintenance backlog that will only be exacerbated in the coming years by a combination of record attendance and the likelihood of federal budget cuts.So on Wednesday, NPS unveiled its latest effort to fill that hole—higher entrance fees at 17 of the most visited sites in the system. Much higher. Visitors to these parks would pay $70 per vehicle for a week-long pass—more than double the cost of admission at the most expensive parks today. In some cases, it’s more than three times the current cost.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The recreation industry is actually bigger by some measures then the oil and other extractive industries. If the recreation industry would organize, they might be able to take on these oil greed heads and help keep our park system safe from their greed.