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Instagram-driven spikes in tourist activity leaves PA managers struggling for a response

(NEW YORK) — If you’re on Instagram, then chances are you have a friend who’s taken a selfie at Joshua Tree National Park or one of the poppy fields in California, or maybe even atop a cliff overlooking the Colorado River known as Horseshoe Bend.


National parks and public lands across the country have seen an explosion in tourism in part due to the rise of social media and geo-tagging. However, amid the influx of crowds, there is a desperate effort to preserve the land for generations to come.


https://www.mycentraloregon.com/2019/07/29/as-instagram-tourism-booms-at-horseshoe-bend-and-other-national-parks-officials-consider-preservation/

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