"But demand-based pricing can be dangerous, warns Margaret Walls, research director and Senior Fellow with the environmental policy research group Resources for the Future. '[Park managers] need a good understanding of the demand curves at individual parks and how much they can raise prices for particular services at particular times of the year without significantly reducing park use,' wrote Walls in her 2013 report Paying for the State Parks." "Walls said there are drawbacks to public-private partnerships. 'Private companies want to earn a profit and there are things that have value to Wisconsin citizens that may not be profitable,' said Walls, naming a hike in the woods and scenic views as those capitalism-resistant activities."
Can Self-sustaining Funding Model Work for Wisconsin State Parks?
Media Highlight from Door County Pulse — April 21, 2017