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A Closer Look (Spoiled Spaces) #193726

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jul 07, 2000
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Government estimates on visitors to the national parks this summer noted.

(Yosemite National Park: Judy Muller) The traffic jam at Yosemite National Park in California featured; scenes shown of the crowds; details given of Park Service proposals to cut down on car traffic. [Visitor Ed BOWER, US Park Service Rick SMITH - comment on the traffic jam.] Actions in other parks to cut back on cars, helicopters and snowmobiles noted. [Community LEADER, TOURIST - oppose the car ban.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Big Cypress National Preserve: Barry Serafin) The Big Cypress National Preserve in Florida, which has been largely ignored by the government and overrun by off-road vehicles, visited; scenes shown of thousands of miles of ruts that are destroying the habitats of endangered species. [Interior Department assistant secretary Donald BARRY, off-roader Don POWELL, Big Cypress National Preserve superintendent John DONAHUE - comment on the preserve's future.]

Jennings, Peter;
Muller, Judy;
Serafin, Barry

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