Condos in Congaree? Strip malls in Shenandoah? Before this becomes a reality, the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) is calling on the U.S. government to purchase the 1.8 million acres of private land located within the boundaries of America’s National Parks. In a new report called America’s Heritage For Sale, the NPCA breaks down the private real estate within and around our National Parks and looks at which areas may be targets for development.
Regional areas on the block include 65 acres in and near the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park in West Virginia, the 1,840-acre Riverstone tract in South Carolina’s Congaree National Park, and 750 acres within the designated boundary of Tennessee’s Obed Wild and Scenic River, which has been scouted for residential development.
More information: www.npca.org.