A Call to Action: Success Stories

The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. To us, it's not about cakes and candles — it's about being an organization ready to take on the challenges of our second century. Our blueprint to get there — A Call to Action — outlines the innovative work we want to accomplish. Every partner, program, and park plays a dynamic role in realizing that vision. Take a look at what we're doing and get involved!

Search for Success Stories

 

Showing Results 281- 300 of 609

  • Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site

    Youth Conservation Corp

    YCC employee moving irrigation pipe.

    Following in the footsteps of her two older siblings, Theresa Lombardi was hired at Grant-Kohrs Ranch through the Youth Conservation Corp in 2009. That summer she demonstrated her hard work ethic, natural skills, and knowledge of agriculture attained through involvement in Future Farmers of America. Read more

  • Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site

    Summer Youth Camps Engage Local Underserved Youth

    Kids preparing food for campfire cooking program.

    The Grant-Kohrs Ranch summer youth camps engage local underserved youth with the natural and cultural resources of the park. Every Tuesday for 8 weeks in the summer kids from local communties have an opportunity to come out to the ranch and participate in hands-on activities that help them understand and enjoy all the ranch has to offer. Read more

  • Curecanti National Recreation Area

    Reducing Our Impact

    Brant Porter recycles!

    Curecanti and Black Canyon have implemented an ISWAP plan (Integrated Solid Waste Alternatives Program Plan) to help identify and guide park staff in the process and requirements of solid waste management. Read more

  • Curecanti National Recreation Area

    State of the Parks Report

    Blue Mesa Reservoir

    A State of the Parks report is underway at both Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and Curecanti National Recreation Area. Read more

  • Curecanti National Recreation Area

    Founder’s Day at Curecanti

    Chalk drawing

    In celebration of Founder's Day 2012, the 96th birthday of the National Park Service, Curecanti National Recreation Area invited families to create personal expressions of their park experience through chalk art and batik painting. Read more

  • Curecanti National Recreation Area

    Recruiting For the Future

    Ramon Caballero

    Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and Curecanti National Recreation Area recruited and hired 18 college students within the Division of Interpretation during the summers of 2011-2013. Read more

  • Curecanti National Recreation Area

    Providing Deep Connections Through Summer Camps

    Rangers Gabe and Lori

    The Advanced Junior Ranger Program at Curecanti and Black Canyon provides students entering grades three and four with an immersive, week-long summer camp experience. Read more

  • Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

    Providing Deep Connections Through Summer Camps

    Rangers Gabe and Lori

    The Advanced Junior Ranger Program at Curecanti and Black Canyon provides students entering grades three and four with an immersive, week-long summer camp experience. Read more

  • Interpretation and Education

    NPS Joins State Department in Distance Learning Collaboration

    Secretary of State Clinton Signs the Declaration of Learning

    NPS partners with the Department of State and twelve other agencies in developing virtual learning resources. Read more

  • Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

    Recruiting For the Future

    Ramon Caballero

    Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and Curecanti National Recreation Area recruited and hired 18 college students within the Division of Interpretation during the summers of 2011-2013. Read more

  • Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

    Founder’s Day at Curecanti

    Chalk drawing

    In celebration of Founder's Day 2012, the 96th birthday of the National Park Service, Curecanti National Recreation Area invited families to create personal expressions of their park experience through chalk art and batik painting Read more

  • Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

    State of the Parks Report

    Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

    A State of the Parks report is underway at both Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and Curecanti National Recreation Area. Read more

  • Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

    Updating Our Waysides

    Old Wayside at Tomichi Point, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.

    Curecanti and Black Canyon are currently undergoing a wayside exhibit planning process in which over 50 wayside exhibits will be replaced. Read more

  • Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

    Social Media & the Web

    Black Canyon's Webpage

    Active webpages, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter sites feature the resources, issues, and beauty of the park. Read more

  • Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

    Reducing Our Impact

    Brant Porter recycles!

    Curecanti and Black Canyon have implemented an ISWAP plan (Integrated Solid Waste Alternatives Program Plan) to help identify and guide park staff in the process and requirements of solid waste management. Read more

  • Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

    Cimarron Train Restoration

    Engine 278 after restoration.

    Engine 278 and its tender, key components of the historic interpretive display at the Cimarron area of Curecanti National Recreation Area, were restored over the winter and summer of 2011-2012. Read more

  • Saguaro National Park

    Parks in Focus: Connecting Youth to Science and Nature through Photography

    Photograph of a saguaro cactus, looking upwards from the base towards a cloudy sky.

    Since 2010, Saguaro National Park has partnered with the Udall Foundation’s Parks in Focus program and the Boys and Girls Clubs to bring youth to the park to learn about and photograph the park. In 2012, the partnership was expanded, with the help of an America’s Best Idea grant from the National Park Foundation, with program participants on a backpacking trip into the park’s wilderness. Photos from the program have been exhibited in the park’s Visitors Center. Read more

  • Saguaro National Park

    Second Annual BEYOND Social Run

    BEYOND participants running on a dirt road among the saguaro cactus in Saguaro National Park

    This 5 mile run is part of a community-wide initiative to get more people outside recreating, enjoying the area’s open spaces, and making a commitment to improve our collective physical and mental health. Read more

  • Saguaro National Park

    Saguaro National Park Work Unit Surveys (W.U.S.)

    Saguaro National Park’s Work Unit Survey

    Saguaro National Park developed a metric to stimulate discussion about overall culture and track successes and areas for improvement. Read more

  • Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site

    Panel Discussion with Children of the Movement

    Elder Bernice King

    a panel discussion that highlighted the experiences as seen through the eyes of the children that were either actively involved or witnessed the Movement first-hand thus becoming first generation benefactors of their parent's tireless work within the Civil Rights struggle. Read more