Park Studies Laboratory
Park Studies Lab Examines Visitor Capacity and Transportation at Cumberland Island National Sea-shore
- By Robert Manning
Bob Manning and Park Studies Lab alum Jeff Hallo are collaborating on a study of visitor carrying capacity and transportation at Cumberland Island National Seashore, Georgia. Cumberland Island is one of the few Atlantic coast barriers islands that remains undeveloped. The National Park Service allows a maximum of 300 visitors to be taken to the island by ferry each day. However, given public demand to visit the island, the agency is studying this issue. The National Park Service has also initiated van service to the north end of the island and the study is evaluating the effectiveness of this service. Bob and Jeff met with park staff at the island during spring break.