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News stories tagged with "demographic"

Attracting Diversity to Regional Parks and Wilderness

Parks and wilderness areas in the North Country are still primarily white, a fact that has some observers worried. But there's a new effort underway to broaden the appeal of parks and wilderness areas beyond the white community. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Activists Worry: Blacks and Hispanics Less Engaged With Wilderness

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.  Go to full article

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