It takes a village to support the National Park Service
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As the United States becomes more diverse, the National Park Service will need to continue to adapt if it is going to continue to garner public, political, and financial support in the future. In these three chapters, the role of citizens, funders, politicians and visitors is investigated. The first two chapters of this study explore the historic role of citizens and legislators in creating and developing the National Park System. The third chapter takes park visitor data, joined with market research data, to explore different theories on barriers for diverse audiences, in-group heterogeneity ...