The Death of National Parks

The National Park Service (NPS) is one of four federal agencies protecting nearly all federal lands.

These agencies do almost anything necessary to ensure that federal lands and resources are available for future generations.

Today, we’re looking at how some national parks are experiencing potentially fatal symptoms despite being more famous than ever. Let’s dive in and see if there’s hope for our national parks!

What Are National Parks?

National parks are areas of land that the federal government has set aside to maintain and preserve the natural environment.

Why Are National Parks in Trouble?

Traffic Jams and Congested Trails - Great Smoky Mountains National Park welcomed over 14 million visitors in 2021, more than the population of all but four states.

Guests Creating New Paths

They destroy vegetation and disturb the landscape to create a new route and spread the congestion of hikers.

Visitors Getting Too Close to Wildlife

Many visitors to national parks often forget that the animals they see are wild. Driving through a national park is not like going through a zoo.

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