No More 'For-Profit' Natural Spaces
The federal government, over the last several decades, has undergone a transition in the way it manages natural spaces. Many parks used to be free and visitors had the right to explore natural wonders. Today, the parks system is viewed as a business. In the most popular parks, revenue and profits are the only objectives. That's why prices have increased to the point of being unmanageable for many. This has, in part, contributed to the diversity decline in natural places. A 'for-profit' model is, by definition, willing to sacrifice certain customers for others who can pay more. We believe that it is wrong to profit off of a taxpayer-funded natural wonder. Visitors to these places are not using any of the resources the land provides, nor are they
manipulating the land in any way. Tourists, visitors, explorers, climbers, photographers, boaters, and much more are just there to admire the beauty. The first step towards inclusion in natural spaces is inclusive costs. It is immoral and unconstitutional to charge Americans with a fee (a negative tax, which burdens less wealthy people the most) just to access these places. At The Right to Explore, we strive to demonetize our natural spaces and bring back the free spirit of adventure we once had.