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Yosemite National Park / Conservation #38746

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 12, 1975
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(Studio) Conflict occurs over how much national park should be built up to accommodate visitors.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Yosemite National Park, California) Conservationists worry about commercialism destroying natural beauty of parks. [Friends of Yosemite Joe BOLAND - says would like to see phase-out of concession operations in park boundaries. Just campgrounds would be here.] Accommodations here for 4500; 5 restaurants and 2 cafeterias. [Music Corporation of American John CROFUT - says many who come here don't opt for backpacking and sleeping bag rte.] Conservationists forced park services to abandon plan calling for further development [Park superintendent Les ARHBERGER - says message is to decrease commercial activities and public use of parks.]
REPORTER: Stephen Geer

Geer, Stephen;
Smith, Howard K.

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