Gates of the Arctic.
When you hear those words, what's the first thing that comes into your mind about each? Open landscapes? Interesting plants? Furry critters? Extreme temperatures?
Each place is unique, to be sure. And each of these places were set aside for a specific set of reasons. The other day, I posted a link to some little facts about Yellowstone. Today, the notes are about Yosemite. Check out some of their natural resources statistics. And here's some general statistics about use and logistics. Check out the trail use, park visitation numbers, etc.
And then compare the operating budget of park like Yosemite - an icon of America - to the salary of a corporate CEO.