Also, a special commission on national parks published a long anticipated report just yesterday, with specific recommendations to Congress and the President on steps to improve and expand the park system--and ideal---over the next century. The "National Parks Second Century Commission" includes such notables as Sandra Day O'Connor and E.O. Wilson, a famous biologist--the report has credibility. Their 52 page report is here-it's worth a skim.
"I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it very hard to plan the day."--E.B. White, taken from last night.