Unformatted text preview: were recreated by various boosters hoping to capitalize on the new industry. In addition, policies were implemented to support the emerging ideologies at the turn of the twentieth century. Therefore, more attention was given to the political and economic interests of the country than to the environmentalism of the parks. As a consequence, the National Park Service must currently balance its commitment to tourism with wilderness protection and conservation. This photo-essay provides a photographic account of the National Park and Forest services’ attempt to balance tourism with protection of wilderness areas....
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- Spring '09
- National Park Service, National Wilderness Preservation System, Conservation movement, Wilderness Act