Joshua Tree National Park = Visitors, Money, And Jobs For Local Communities
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that in 2010, 1,434,976 visitors spent $58,798,000 in Joshua Tree National Park and in communities near the park. That spending supported 804 jobs in the local area.
"The people and the business owners in communities near national parks have always known their economic value," Superintendent Mark Butler said. "Joshua Tree National Park is clean, green fuel for the engine that drives our local economy."
Did You Know?
In the high desert country that was to become Joshua Tree National Park, rugged individuals tried their luck at cattle ranching, mining, and homesteading. William Keys and his family are particularly representative of the hard work and ingenuity it took to settle and prosper in the Mojave Desert. More...