Posted by: Sandy Steinman | April 12, 2019

While Visits To Public Lands Soar, Funds To Maintain Shrink

NPR reports

Across the western U.S., towns surrounded by public lands are facing an increasing bind: They’re seeing a huge surge in visitors coming to play in the forests and mountains surrounding them, which is leading to an economic boom. But, at the same time, federal funding to manage these lands has been drying up.

A recent analysis by the group showed that visitation to U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management land has risen by about 15 percent over the last decade, while budgets for programs that support recreation in those agencies has fallen by a similar amount.

Read how local organizations are compensating for the federal government shortfall at  While Visits To Public Lands Soar, Funds To Maintain Shrink : NPR


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