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20 Acres and a Mule?

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20 Acres and a Mule?
« on: April 23, 2008, 01:01:35 PM »
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Land Acquisition
Brewster County Big Bend Ranch State Park

On May 22, 2008, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission (the Commission) will consider the acquisition of a 20-acre inholding at Big Bend Ranch State Park in Brewster County. Before taking action, the Commission will take public comment regarding the proposed transaction. Public comment may also be submitted to Ted Hollingsworth, Land Conservation, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, Texas 78744 or by email at ted.hollingsworth@tpwd.state.tx.us or made in person at time of meeting.

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Re: 20 Acres and a Mule?
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2008, 12:54:03 PM »
any idea where it is?

when i talked to someone that seemed to be higher up on our January trip, he said all they needed were a few tracts along fresno creek to be able to open access from lajitas. the grids on the newest map make it seem like 20 acres is much too small to be the right area though :/

then comes the question: will opening access from lajitas drastically increase visitation?  :willynilly: that is my favorite part of the ranch, can't have it overrun with people!

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Re: 20 Acres and a Mule?
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2008, 05:53:18 PM »
then comes the question: will opening access from lajitas drastically increase visitation?  :willynilly: that is my favorite part of the ranch, can't have it overrun with people!

You have to overrun Lajitas before anyone from there can overrun anything else. Not a very busy place.
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Re: 20 Acres and a Mule?
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2008, 08:11:48 AM »
I would suspect that overrunning anything in or near one of the countries remote park areas will become less of a problem as fuel prices move past $4.00 and remain there or higher. :eusa_boohoo:
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Re: 20 Acres and a Mule?
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2008, 09:24:02 AM »
I would suspect that overrunning anything in or near one of the countries remote park areas will become less of a problem as fuel prices move past $4.00 and remain there or higher. :eusa_boohoo:

Think of the advantages of an environment where the less economically blessed are prevented from clogging things up. No waiting on reservations lists, your pick of sites, sighs of joy from the NPCA that parks are no longer being crushed by popularity.

But, then, also consider the very real drawbacks that reduced use and dropping tourist revenue will prompt. Things like rising fees as the parks attempt to make up lost income on the backs of those that can still afford to go, extreme curtailment of services to those who expect this sort of thing, loss of popular support when the populace stops coming. All these things spell bad times for the NPS which, though they decry the congestion, is completely dependent upon it for their existence. A finance and tax stressed public ultimately will have little tolerance for funding parks in caretaker status they no longer can afford to visit.
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