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Activists Worry: Blacks and Hispanics Less Engaged With Wilderness

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This holiday weekend, a wave of visitors will hit the Adirondacks. Thousands of tourists and campers will arrive from the cities, fanning out from Old Forge to the High Peaks to Lake George. If there's one thing that these visitors have in common, it's that they're mostly white. Nationwide, blacks and Hispanics have shown little interest in wilderness areas. Activists worry that this trend will have dire consequences in coming years, when whites are no longer in the majority. Brian Mann reports.

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Brian Mann
Adirondack Bureau Chief

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