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U.S. National Parks and Seashores Analysis 1998 to 2008

U.S. National Parks and Seashores Analysis 1998 to 2008

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U.S. National Parks and Seashores Analysis 1998 to 2008

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  1. U.S. National Parks and SeashoresAnalysis 1998 to 2008

  2. Objective • Look at what NPS offers • Park locations • Park popularity • Change in Park popularity over last 10 years • Virginia Parks State Parks

  3. NPS Parks • National parks, monuments, battlefields, military, historical parks, historic sites, lakeshores, seashores, recreational areas, scenic rivers and trails. • Study will focus on U.S. lower 48

  4. Park Type

  5. Top 5 for 2008 Great Smoky Mountains Cape Cod Grand Canyon Yosemite Olympic Top 5 for 1998 Great Smoky Mountains Cape Cod Gulf Islands Grand Canyon Yosemite Top 5

  6. Top 3 Parks with percent increase in Visitors Guadalupe Mountain Cumberland Island Biscayne Top 3 Parks with percent decrease in Visitors Mammoth Cave Gulf Islands North Cascades

  7. Virginia State Parks

  8. Further Study/Changes • Closer look at parks (trails, campsites, activities etc…) • Include highways, towns

  9. Sources • National Park Service Data Store: http://science.nature.nps.gov/nrdata/ • Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation: http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/natural_heritage/clinfo.shtml#use • NPS Public Use Statistic Office: http://usparks.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?zi=1/XJ&sdn=usparks&cdn=travel&tm=122&f=10&su=p531.50.336.ip_&tt=2&bt=0&bts=1&zu=http%3A//www.nature.nps.gov/stats/park.cfm