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Zion’s summer visitation record may be due to more accurate counting, park officials say


EVENT OF A SUBSTANTIATED THREAT, THE PUBLIC WOULD BE IMMEDIATELY NOTIFIED. ***GLEN*** IN SOUTHERN UTAH ZION NATIONAL PARK RANGERS SAY IT WAS A RECORD-BREAKING SUMMER SEASON WITH AN AVERAGE OF MORE THAN HALF A MILLION VISITORS EACH MONTH FROM MAY TO AUGUST. BUT THEY SAY THE RECENT JUMP IN STATS MIGHT NOT BE WHAT IT SEEMS. ABC4’S KATIE KARALIS EXPLAINS. RANGERS AT ZION NATIONAL PARK SAY 2019 HAS BEEN AN UNPRECEDENTED YEAR FOR TRAIL CLOSURES AND CROWDING, BUT THE APPARENT RISE IN VISITORS MAY BE DUE TO MORE ACCURATE COUNTING. STAFF SAY IN JANUARY, THEY STARTED USING A NEW MULTIPLIER TO BETTER COUNT THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN EACH VEHICLE EVERY SEASON. BUT WITH ROUGHLY FOUR MILLION VISITORS EACH YEAR, EMPLOYEES SAY THEY ARE STILL CONCERNED WITH THOSE NOT FOLLOWING “LEAVE NO TRACE” PRACTICES. EUGENNE MOISA, ZION NATIONAL PARK RANGER: “WE’RE SEEING MICRO TRASH… WE’RE SEEING GRAFFITI, WE’RE SEEING ROCK STACKING… AND HUMAN WASTE IN CERTAIN AREAS.” IN JULY, ZION OFFICIALS TOLD ABC4 NEWS THEY RESPONDED TO SEVERAL REPORTS OF VISITORS HARASSING AND TOUCHING WILDLIFE — WANTING TO REMIND THE PUBLIC OF PARK ETIQUETTE. JASON PIETRZAK, ZION NATIONAL PARK WILDLIFE TECHNICIAN: “HOLD UP YOUR THUMB, AND IF THE ANIMAL IS SMALL ENOUGH TO HIDE BEHIND YOUR THUMB, THEN YOU’RE PROBABLY A GOOD DISTANCE AWAY.” WITH A 66 PERCENT INCREASE IN VISITATION IN THE LAST 8 YEARS, WORKERS SAY THEY’RE SEEING A DRAMATIC RISE IN THE STRAIN ON POPULAR HIKES SUCH AS THE NARROWS AND ANGELS LANDING — SO THEY’VE STARTED TO SEND HIKERS UP IN STAGGERED GROUPS ON POPULAR HOLIDAYS. HARRY KNIZNIK, ZION TOURIST: “YOU KNOW, THIS WOULDN’T PREVENT ME FROM COMING TO ZION, THAT’S FOR SURE. YOU KNOW, IT’S SUCH A BEAUTIFUL PARK.” ZION’S OFFICIAL NON-PROFIT PARTNER, THE ZION FOREVER PROJECT, SAYS ITS ALSO WORKING TO DEVELOP A NEW TRAIL NETWORK ON THE PARK’S EAST SIDE — TO EASE PRESSURE ON THE MAIN CANYON. KACEY JONES, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF PHILANTHROPY, ZION FOREVER PROJECT: “WE’RE LOOKING DURING THE FIRST PHASE TO BUILD 11.29 MILES OF NEW TRAIL – THAT’LL BE A PHASED APPROACH OVER SEVERAL YEARS.” JONES SAYS A NEW VISITOR CENTER

David Frank

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