Posted by ewv:
quote:You lose either way with a National Park. Assuming you get to keep your rights to your property at all if you are in the way of what they want, it does not fullfill the PR promises to improve the econcomy, and in whatever regions there are a lot of tourists the crowds destroy the gateway areas.
Exactly! I once visited Yosemite National Park the week before they offically opened for the season. The valley was so congested with people that we had to share a campsite among thousands of other campers. I can only imagine what it would be like when the park was offically open for the season. Yet the backcountry is hardly used. Why do you suppose it was like this? Well, from the valley you can see Half Dome and Yosemite Falls. Gee do you think all those people just came to see the marque attractions that a National Park in the Northwoods of Maine would not have?Plus, on the theory that the park would bring in a economic boost to the region and attract tourism.Well, I ask you this. When was the last time you saw a television commercial or a tourist ad for a National Park? I know I have never seen one. So how are all these prospective tourists going to find out about this National Park?And without a marque attraction like Yosemite Falls, Giant Sequoia Trees, Grand Canyon, Old Faithful or any one one the many geological features that you find in many of the nations National Parks you will not attract these hores of tourists that are supposed to boost the Northern Maine economy.I ask the people who are proposing or in favor of this park show where a National Park was established and since that point the local economies turned around and are now prospering.