Utah State University Extension
Using budgets efficiently allows managers to offer outdoor recreation opportunities to more visitors at a higher quality of service while keeping costs as low as possible. This research identified which state park systems have been most, and least, cost efficient in producing outdoor recreation opportunities within their state between 1984 and 2014.
Gilbert, Lael; Smith, Jordan W.; and Leung, Yu-Fai, "The Technical Efficiency of State Park Systems: Results from 31 Years of Data" (2017). All Current Publications. Paper 1804.