sally jewell http://mtpr.org en Measuring the impact of national parks on Montana's economy, hint: its really big http://mtpr.org/post/measuring-impact-national-parks-montanas-economy-hint-its-really-big <p></p><p></p><p>Out of town travelers make up the vast majority of visitors to national parks and they dump a whole lot of money into local economies.</p><p>Nationwide that number is $13.9-billion for 2012. These are the findings released by the National Park Service in a report that details the economic impact of national parks.</p><p>Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell hosted a conference call with reporters Monday. She said the report helps her make the case for funding parks.</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 22:41:11 +0000 Katrin Frye 15749 at http://mtpr.org Measuring the impact of national parks on Montana's economy, hint: its really big