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    Craters Of The Moon

    National Monument & Preserve Idaho

Local Economic Benefits of Idaho's National Parks

NHA director
Rhonda Morris, Executive Director of the Craters of the Moon Natural History Association. This non-profit provides support for the educational and scientific work of the National Park Service.

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News Release Date: March 5, 2012

Visitors to Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve contributed more than $6 million to local economies and supported 96 jobs in 2010 according to a recent report issued by the National Park Service. Statewide visitors to Idaho's 6 national parks contributed more than $20 million to local economies and supported 312 jobs. Nationally visitors to the National Park System contributed more than $31 billion to local economies and supported 258,000 jobs.

The entire National Park Service report which includes information on visitor spending by park and by state, is online at:


click Economic Benefits to Local Communities from National Park Visitation and Payroll, 2010.

For more state-by-state information on national parks and how the National Park Service is working with communities go to www.nps.gov/STATE,  for example:



Did You Know?

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The National Park Service and the Bureau of Land Management cooperatively manage Craters of the Moon. Each agency has primary jurisdiction over specific areas of the greater Monument and Preserve. More...