NPS Centennial - Getting Ready For 2016
In 2016, the National Park Service marks its 100th anniversary - a defining moment that offers an opportunity to reflect on and celebrate our accomplishments as we prepare for a new century of stewardship and engagement.
America has changed dramatically since the birth of the National Park Service in 1916. Our roots lie in the parks' majestic, often isolated natural wonders and in places that exemplify our cultural heritage, but our work now extends to places difficult to imagine 100 years ago - into urban centers, across rural landscapes, deep within oceans, and across night skies.
In our second century, we must recommit to stewardship and public enjoyment of these places, as well as promote contributions that national parks and our community assistance programs make to create jobs and strengthen local economies. We must look at new ways to expand our contributions to society.
SCA and YCC youth crews teamed together to build a new amphitheater and trail near the Copper Center Visitor Center.
Learn about healing experiences for wounded veterans and their spouses in a wilderness setting.
Spanning the course of two weeks, visitors and community members listened, participated, created and embraced the music of Denali.
Thirteen Camp Willow participants out on a 2-day hiking and camping experience.