Repeater wrote:Well, about 60% of my state is covered by National Parks, Forests, Refuges, Military installations, etc. If they are going to set aside all of these parks and federal land for all of us, then they better well come up with the means to staff it.From Smart Money Magazine:
10 Things National Parks Won't Tell You
7. “Good luck finding a ranger this summer.”
Somthing else they woun't tell you: Self-Defense will be legal next year.ONE ONGOING issue for national parks is the lack of rangers. National Park rangers—who serve as both security staff and as tour guides—are generally considered to be among the best in the world. But during peak season, during the months of July and August, national parks routinely rely on volunteers to serve as tour guides, since due to budget constraints, they often can’t hire enough rangers to accommodate the large crowds. That means getting a good guide often becomes a “crap shoot” at best, says Tipton.
The good news is that the Park Service is planning to add 3,000 seasonal rangers this year. But even so, you still have another option at many locations: Visitors can download an audio or video podcast to their smartphone. Don’t have one? At Shenandoah you can rent a GPS Ranger loaded up with park information. Not all the parks offer such units yet, but there are plans in the works to use technology to improve the visitor experience across the board.
Other wise, give it back.