Volume 2, Issue 1, Spring 1980
Daniel L. Dustin, Leo H McAvoy
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.