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National Park Visitor Spending and Payroll Impacts 2008

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Presentation given by Jim Richardson, …

Presentation given by Jim Richardson,
Chief Ranger for Whiskeytown National Recreation Area on the Panel: "Weeding in the Wild: Protecting and Preserving National Lands" at the Great Valley Center's Sacramento Valley Forum on October 27, 2010 in Chico, CA.

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  • 1. US Department of the Interior
    NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
    National Park Visitor
    Spending and Payroll Impacts
    2008
    Presented by Jim Richardson
    Chief Ranger
    Whiskeytown National Recreation Area
  • 2. MGM2 NPSMoney Generation Model
    Daniel J. Stynes
    Department of Community, Agriculture,
    Recreation and Resource Studies
    Michigan State University
    East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1222
    October 2009
    Department of Community, Agriculture,
    Recreation and Resource Studies
    Michigan State University
  • 3. MGM2 model developedin 2000, updated 2008
    US Department of the Interior
    NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
    NPS 274.9 million 2008 recreation visits
    Park visitors spent $11.56 Billion in gateway communities
    Supports 205,000 jobs.
    (50,000 jobs in hotel and restaurants)
    23,000 jobs in retail and amusements sectors.
    NPS employed 24,954 people in 2008
  • 4. of National Pa
    Distribution of National Park spending
    $41 ave day trip local
    $75 non-local day trip
    $64 backcountry user
    $340 stay in park lodges
    $105 camp outside park
    $96 camp inside park
  • 5. 2008 visitors spent $11.56 Billionin parks and gateway communities
    US Department of the Interior
    NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
    9.8% are local residents
    55% are staying outside parks in motels and lodges
    21% are non-local visitors on day trips
  • 6. NPS Payroll Impacts on Local Economies in 2008
    NPS payroll $1.517 Billion & 24,954 jobs
    Induces(multiplies to) $344 million & 11,862 jobs
  • 7. Impacts of NPS visitor spending and payroll on local economies by state
    34,028,858 California Recreation visits to NPS in 2008.
    $1,012,479 non-local visitor spending
    18,808 jobs from non-local visitor spending
    27,971 total jobs
  • 8. Spending and Economic Impacts of National Park Visitors on Local Economies 2008
  • 9. Yosemite andSequoia/Kings Canyon
  • 10. Lassen Volcanic
  • 11. Whiskeytown
  • 12. 2 primary NPS economic driversVisitor Spending & NPS salaries
  • 13. History of DTO operations in the National Park System
    North Cascades
    Olympic
    Redwood
    Whiskeytown
    Pt. Reyes
    Yosemite
    Golden Gate
    Sequoia Kings
    Blue Ridge
    Big South Fork
    Santa Monica Mtns
    Smoky Mtns
  • 14. Global Commodities Productions on Public Lands
    2009 seizures = 29.4 Billion dollars
    All seizures = 92.5 Billion dollars
    Source DCE/SP, DEA SFFO and NDIC
  • 15. Whiskeytown NRA
    2000-2010
    First DTO site 2000
    24,000 Plants 2004
    5,000 Plants 2005
    71,254 Plants 2006
    35,222 Plants 2007
    1,366 Plants 2008
    7,708 Plants 2009
    29,768 Plants 2010
  • 16. CURRENT COUNTER-DRUG (DTO)OPERATIONS
    US Department of the Interior
    NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
    In-Park Investigations: Surveillance / Interdiction
  • 17. Assault on the Land
    2100 California native plants found no where else
    4 reptiles, 6 birds,15 fish, 18 mammals, 25 amphibians and thousands of insects exist ONLY in California
  • 18. WHY is law enforcement fighting this battle?
    Armed foreign nationals on public land
    Danger to park visitors
    Extensive Environmental Damage
    Violation of drug laws of state and nation
    Foreign cartels fueling drug addiction of U.S. citizens