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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

REPORT

OF THE

DIRECTOR OF
THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

TO THE

SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR

FOR THE

FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 1924
AND THE TRAVEL SEASON, 1924

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CONTENTS

Travel increases despite adverse conditions--

The one Federal agency promoting travel

Foreign competition for travel aggressive-

Travel at home and abroad---

The demand for new national parks.

Present system wisely developed--

Further possibilities considered--

A study of the Southern Appalachians_

Isle Royale a meritorious project--

Principle of complete conservation governs parks--

Small areas more valuable for economic use eliminated_

Adverse report on Yellowstone dam bill.

Educational opportunities advanced

Museum expansion

Assistance of Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial.

Park library important detail of museums.

Nature guide service-

Our park wild life and its protection.

Wild life protection in McKinley Park still a problem..

Restocking with native species favored.-

Attractiveness of wild life a stimulation to conservation.

Park road plans.

Work can be handled by our engineering forces.

Roads will open undeveloped parks----

Important that road program be pushed.

A modest budget

Some park approach roads entitled to larger Federal aid.

Parks not to be gridironed with roads.

New national parks--

New national monuments established.

Carlsbad Cave, New Mexico---

Craters of the Moon, Idaho..

Changes in boundary of existing national monuments.

The national conference on State parks --

Accomplishments since the third conference:

The park-to-park highway convention----

Brooklyn Eagle national park development tour..

Director of park service now connected with national capital park de-

velopment-

Working conditions of park employees greatly improved..

Field accounting necessary in the control of park utilities

Grazing raid on California parks defeated-

The parks in winter-

Archeological explorations and restoration of ruins_

Gifts to the national park and monument system.

Preservation of park forests_-

Canadian parks have highly efficient fire-fighting equipment.

Serious insect infestations must be combated_--.

Cleaning up dead and down timber an important protective measure-

Flood damage to roads and trails_

Sanitation in the parks---

Appropriations and revenues-

Parks approaching self-supporting basis.

Seventh national park conference_

Heavy demand for park literature_

Increased funds for printing-

Sale publications popular--

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