The world it is a-changin’.
The Trump administration is considering proposals to privatize national park campgrounds, black out senior discounts during peak season periods and further commercialize the parks with expanded WiFi service and food trucks. The idea is make the parks more attractive to a younger generation and improve facilities, and, hey, the extra money would be nice.
And get this: The Interior Department’s Outdoor Recreation Advisory Committee is suggesting that national parks – in order to increase revenue – should allow Amazon to make deliveries to a visitor’s campsite. The committee thinks “offering the private sector a bigger role” is the key to making more money, according to USA Today.
The Los Angeles Times reports the proposal has been aggressively opposed by conservation organizations and senior citizen advocates. The committee referred to Mother Earth as an “underperforming asset.”
Do you like this idea? Good or bad? Your comments welcome.