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The Crisis in Our Parks

TOP 10 THREATENED STATE PARKS

 
Rank  

Acres Threatened
Major Threat(s)

Most Threatened Parks

1

Georgia
Burt Weerts, Director
State Parks, Recreation & Historic Sites Division
205 Butler Street, SE, Suite1352, East Tower
Atlanta, GA 30334


8,212
Encroachment
Sprawl


Sweetwater Creek
Skidaway
Etowah India Mounds
Wormsloe

2

North Carolina
Phil McKnelly, Director
Division of Parks & Recreation
P. O. Box 27687
Raleigh, NC 27699


8,115
Development
Rising land Values


Carolina Beach
Eno River
Hammmocks Beach
Lake James
New River
William B Umstead

3

Minnesota
Bill Morrissey, Director
Division of Parks & Recreation
500 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN 55155


6,000
Development
Land use


Frontenac
Flandrau

4

Nevada
Wayne Perock, Administrator
Division of State Parks
1300 S. Curry Street
Carson City, NV 89703


5,298
Encroachment
Inadequate facilities


Berlin-Ichthyosaur
Lahontan
Washoe Lake
Valley of Fire
Rye Patch

5

West Virginia
Cordie Hudkins, Jr., Chief
Park & Recreation
Capitol Complex, Bldg 3, Room 714
Charleston, WV 25305


1,688
Encroachment
Development


Blackwater Falls

6

Colorado
Laurie Matthews, Director
Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation
1313 Sherman Street, Suite 618
Denver, CO 80203


3,000
Development
Encroachment


Roxborough
Barr Lake
Chatfield
Cherry Creek

7

Florida
Fran Mainella, Director
Division of Recreation & Parks
Department of Environmental Protection
3900 Commonwealth Boulevard,
MS 500
Tallahassee, FL 32399


25,000
Use of land for non-natural resource use


Fakahatchee Strand
Paynes Prairie Preserve
Wakalla Springs
Savannas Preserve
Manatee Springs

8

Indiana
Jerry Pagac, Director
Division of State Parks & Reservoirs
402 West Washington Street,
Room W 298
Indianapolis, IN 46204


2,000
Industrial Development
Air and noise
pollution
Encroachment
Sprawl


Indiana Dunes
Charlestown

9

Ohio
Dan West, Chief
Division of Parks & Recreation
1952 Belcher Drive, C-3
Columbus, OH 43224


1,500
Access routes
Transition (buffer) zones


Grand Lake St. Mary's
Alum Creek
Mohican

10

Montana
Doug Monger, Administrator
Parks Division
1420 E. 6th
P. O. Box 200701
Helena, MT 59620


1,200
Development
Encroachment
Transition (buffer) zones


Bannack
Makoshika
Rosebud Battlefield
Pictograph Cave

 

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