New Hampshire now has almost one hundred of these natural areas, from wild places like Pisgah to the crowded sands of Hampton Beach. But their unique self-funding system has long been controversial. Still, last year, the parks had a banner year, and this year also seems on target. We'll look at the health of our state parks and ideas for innovation.
TOP STATE-PARK PICKS OF EXCHANGE LISTENERS: Bear Brook, Cannon, Clough, Crawford Notch, Fox, Franconia, Jericho, Miller, Monadnock, Pawtuckaway, Pisgah, Rhododendron, Rollins, Umbagog, Wadleigh, Weeks, Wellington, Winslow.
Phil Bryce - Director of the Division of Parks and Recreation.
Jim O'Brien - Director of External Affairs for The Nature Conservancy.
Nancy Stiles - Republican State Senator from Hampton and member of the State Park System Advisory Committee.