PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL PARK CONFERENCE HELD AT YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK OCTOBER 14, 15, AND 16, 1912.
On October 14, 15, and 16 there was held in the Yosemite National Park the second conference of departmental officials and other persons interested in the development and administration of the national parks. There were present at this conference the superintendents of the various parks, the principal Washington officers of the Department of the Interior who handle national park matters, and representatives of the concessioners, of the transportation companies tributary to the parks, and of independent organizations that have been interested in the problems of park administration. All persons holding concessions in the national parks were invited to be present and all of the railroads tributary to the parks were invited to send representatives. Every important interest connected with the parks both on the side of the Government and on the side of the concessioners and railroads was adequately represented. The purpose of the conference was to consider all the questions that arise in the administration of these reservations, in order that the department might be able to make such changes in the regulations and to foster such development as might be for the best interest of the public. It should be distinctly understood that the views herein expressed are those of the individuals presenting them, and that the department gives no official sanction to the facts stated or to the recommendations made.
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