On this episode of the Park Leaders Show, guest co-host, Phil Gaines, returns to discuss popular themes and topics from today’s tourists.
Having spoken at several park ranger conferences in recent weeks, Phil notes the common denominators of frequently asked questions. The most common threads? Visitor retention and voluntary compliance.
As Phil explains, while many park fans are curious about increased visitation and staffing struggles, the motivations for these inquiries are similar. With more people searching for morale within their work, the spillover mentality into park visits is changing the landscape of park leadership and management.
The question: How long will these trends continue and what can rangers do about them in the short term?
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