A relatively new group called the Conservation Leadership Council kicked off their tenure by sponsoring six articles on the future of environment and land management. One of those size initiatives was called Parks 2.0: Operating State Parks Through Public-Private Partnerships.
I won’t be coy — the authors interviewed me several times and I helped them find the relevant data. But they did a great job outlining how parks agencies can reduce operating costs and thus keep their parks open using PPP’s for park operations. A great primer for those interested in this model.