One of the benefits of living in the western United States is the year round access to so many of the National Parks (and forests for that matter). The Center for Park Research, an offshoot of the National Parks Conservation Association, has released their findings from 10 years of research on the conditions of the cultural and natural resources of the parks. Their findings “paint a grim picture” for the future of these resources we enjoy spending so much time in. Here’s a great article from Adventure-Journal.com by Michael Frank:
and another on the same subject from The Salt Lake Tribune, by Brett Prettyman
Want to know more about the NPCA’s report? Check out their website HERE. Or click on the image below to get the entire 68 page report in PDF format.