19 May 2008


One of the more important casualties of the Park Service budget woes is the growing inability to purchase land called inholdings. These are privately owned properties that are surrounded by the federally-owned parkland. Since it is private property, it could be developed in ways that are inconsistent with the park's plan. Imagine a private hotel popping up inside Valley Forge. And who knows what could happen on the 3,100 acres of private land inside Zion. The most recent issue of National Parks Magazine takes a closer look at this problem.

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