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Environmental Ethics

Volume 2, Issue 1, Spring 1980

Daniel L. Dustin, Leo H McAvoy
Pages 39-44
DOI: 10.5840/enviroethics19802113

Hardining National Parks

The “tragedy of the commons” argument developed by Garrett Hardin is applied to problems associated with the increasing use of the national parks in the United States. The relevance of his argument to such problems is illustrated by a discussion of the proposals included in the recent Draft General Management Plan for Yosemite National Park. Implications for the future management of Yosemite and other public recreation resources conclude the article.

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