National Parks Economic Symposium Slated for December 6
Joshua Tree National Park, in partnership with the Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree, and Twentynine Palms Chambers of Commerce and the Morongo Basin Regional Economic Development Consortium will host a half-day symposium on Tuesday afternoon, December 6. The National Parks Economic Symposium will highlight the unique economic relationships between national parks and their surrounding communities. The event is scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Twentynine Palms Community Center, 74325 Joe Davis Drive, which is adjacent to Luckie Park in Twentynine Palms.
1:05 Opening Remarks by Joshua Tree National Park Superintendent Mark Butler
1:10 Social Science Program Overview by Bruce Peacock, Chief, Environmental Quality Division, National Park Service
1:35 Human and Resource Landscape Integration by Bret Meldrum, Branch Chief, Visitor Use and Social Science, Resources Management and Science Division, Yosemite National Park
2:00 Title to be Determined by Maureen Snelgrove, Deputy Director, San Bernardino County Representative
2:35 Yucca Valley, 20 Years Young and Still Growing by Mark Nuaimi, Yucca Valley Town Manager
3:00 Joshua Tree National Park and the City of Twentynine Palms, A Value Added Partnership by Richard Warne, Twentynine Palms City Manager
3:25 Economic Variables & Money Generation Model by Daniel J. Stynes, Professor Emeritus, Department of Community, Agriculture, Recreation, & Resource Studies, Michigan State University
3:50 Wrap Up by Mark Butler
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