The year 2016 marked the third straight year that the US National Parks set a record for attendance. This is great news, as more and more people are visiting our national wonders, but it also puts pressure on resources, roads, wildlife, and staff.
The federal government is currently under a hiring freeze which is greatly impacting the national parks as they prepare for the summer season. While the full effects won’t be known until later, it could lead to a shortage of staff at parks across the country.
Here is a simple idea to show support for the parks and yet help alleviate the pressures of tourism: Continue reading “Off-The-Beaten-Path Trip Ideas for This Summer”