Originally Posted by marlinmike
Park departments whether fed or local never really have the best interest in the visitor or making money
, basically they want to keep their job simple, no hastles and no issues. Add moorings now creates more work, more visitors more hastles.
It can also mean more staff, therefore more supervisory responsibilities, therefore larger salaries for the supervisors.
Witness the ridiculous expansion of the Key Deer program in the keys. For years they told us that protection was necessary for the poor "endangered" little critters, while the locals were saying that Key Deer were about as endangered as cockroaches.
It turned out the locals were correct, so what happens? More staff because there were more Key Deer than they thought, not because they need "protection". If they needed protection, the deer population would have been decreasing, not increasing.
If you're a supervisor, the best thing that can happen to you is to have the number of employees in your department quadruple.
Sheesh! Enough rant.