A report released in February 2014 by the US Department of the Interior contains an analysis of the impacts of national park visitors on local and state economies. This report should be required reading for anyone who wishes to engage in debate about the value of wildlife in and near our national parks, especially Denali.
A few key excerpts:
This report is available from the Environmental Quality Division (www.nature.nps.gov/socialscience/index.cfm) and the Natural Resource Publications Management website (http://www.nature.nps.gov/publications/nrpm/).
Or you can view a copy right here on our website. (PDF 50 pages, 850KB)