White Sands – America’s 62nd National Park

After half a decade of legislative holdups, New Mexico’s White Sands National Monument has officially been designated a national park. …

The new designation will …  have positive impacts on the surrounding community: a 2018 study found that turning monuments to national parks could increase visitation by 21 percent (about 100,000 more visitors) in the first five years and result in a $7.5 million increase in the local economy, mainly due to increased visibility. …

New Mexico’s White Sands Is Officially a National Park

related – hiking White Sands National Monument (2017)

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