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National Parks Try to Appeal to Minorities

Laura Clevenger

Only 1 in 5 visitors to National Parks is a minority. I found this article a very interesting read as I spent last weekend in Big Sur and, while I as there, noticed the diverse population hiking the trails. I spent a lot of time outdoors and in National Parks growing up in Northern California, but don't remember seeing as many minorities on hikes or backpacking trips. Is is that the National Parks Service's initiatives are having an impact or is the increase a result of something else?

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