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U.S. National Parks and Seashores Analysis 1998 to 2008. Objective. Look at what NPS offers Park locations Park popularity Change in Park popularity over last 10 years Virginia Parks State Parks. NPS Parks.

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U s national parks and seashores analysis 1998 to 2008

U.S. National Parks and SeashoresAnalysis 1998 to 2008


Objective
Objective

  • Look at what NPS offers

  • Park locations

  • Park popularity

  • Change in Park popularity over last 10 years

  • Virginia Parks State Parks


Nps parks
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



U s national parks and seashores analysis 1998 to 2008

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


U s national parks and seashores analysis 1998 to 2008

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



Further study changes
Further Study/Changes

  • Closer look at parks (trails, campsites, activities etc…)

  • Include highways, towns


Sources
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