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GTNP Superintendent Measures Losses

Mary Gibson Scott

Grand Teton National Park Superintendent Mary Gibson Scott reports that the Park’s closure led to a catastrophic impact to the local economy, a loss of in excess of $150,000 in entrance fees, more than $160,000 in revenue for the National Park Association, and losses to Signal Mountain Lodge, Jackson Lake Lodge and Jenny Lake Lodge which were operating at capacity when the closure was imposed. Additonally, Scott told reporters an upward trend in visitation in 2013 was broken.  She said the park had been running seven to nine percent higher in attendance this year before the shutdown – and last year, it welcomed about 130-thousand visitors during October alone.  Scott also related heart-breaking stories of personal impacts, like a woman dying of cancer whose last wish was to visit Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks; and two men from New Zealand who had come to the parks after planning and saving for the trip over the past five years.

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