Excerpt from the 1999 Journal of Land Use and Environmental Law defining national parks as “protected core…buffered from external pressures by the surrounding park lands.” Read on…
THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 1996 AND VIEWSHED PROTECTION FOR THE NATIONAL SCENIC TRAILS
JAMES J. VINCH © 1999 Journal of Land Use and Environmental Law
National parks are typically large contiguous land masses, with a protected core or central zone buffered from external pressures by the surrounding park lands. A single large park has relatively few neighbors. Thus, the parks have been relatively successful in working with local governments and neighboring landowners to develop zoning and other land use controls for their mutual benefit.
This picture was taken near the Independence Rock Trail trail head where numerous private homes are separated from BLM land only by 8 ft fences and barbed wire.