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!

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  • Timpanogos Cave National Monument

    The Underground meets Online

    Timpanogos Cave facebook page

    Timpanogos Cave has embraced social media to better serve park visitors with pre- and post- visit information and civic engagement. While technology often insulates people from the natural world, it can also be an inexpensive and efficient way to communicate important park mesages to our visitors and neighbors. Read more

  • Rivers Of Steel National Heritage Area

    Old Steel Sites Go Solar in the Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area

    Three visitors enjoy displays at the Rivers of Steel Visitor Center, including a number of metal signs from earlier steel industry days.

    Thanks to a large state grant, the Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area is continuing its efforts to reduce its carbon footprint and improve visitor experiences through the installation of solar panels at a number of its sites. The greening effort began in 2012 with solar-powered safety and interpretive lighting at the Carrie Furnace site and is now expanding to include even more culturally significant sites in the region. Read more

  • Catoctin Mountain Park

    Kids in Parks TRACK Trail in Catoctin Mountain Park

    Kids in Parks TRACK Trail established in Catoctin Mountain Park

    TRACK Trail established in Catoctin Mountain Park at the Brown’s Farm Trail in Owens Creek Picnic Area as part of the Kids in Parks program. Read more

  • Lyndon B Johnson National Historical Park

    Employee Driven Safety & Resource Programs

    Participants in the Hands on Preservation Workshop stand with historic buildings in background

    employees of Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park have completed Operational Leadership training with 100% participation. There has not been a lost-time accident in the park for over three years. Read more

  • Lyndon B Johnson National Historical Park

    Protecting the Hill Country Night Skies

    The Texas White House at night

    Lyndon B. Johnson is a founding signatory on a pledge to the Hill Country Alliance to protect and promote night sky resources. Read more

  • Lyndon B Johnson National Historical Park

    New Experiences Like Never Before

    BBQ participants enjoy a western show

    Park interpreters, partnering with the Friends of LBJ National Historical Park and Western National Parks Association(WNPA), are meeting the Johnsons desire to “not let the ranch become a sterile relic of the past.” Read more

  • Lyndon B Johnson National Historical Park

    Witnesses and Researchers

    Luci Baines Johnson speaking to high school students

    Interpretive rangers at Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park involve professors, researchers, and individuals who lived through events of the ‘60’s into educational programs. Read more

  • Lyndon B Johnson National Historical Park

    Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of LBJ Achievements

    Harry Middleton and Bess Able seated in front of students

    With hundreds of legislative accomplishments to his credit, President Lyndon B. Johnson is recognized by historians as a major contributor to the nations social and societal improvements. Read more

  • Lyndon B Johnson National Historical Park

    Teaming Up Locally

    Johnson City Students hold signs for the cyclists starting the 85 mile ride.

    The students and teachers at Johnson City High School have traditionally participated in educational programs, but this year they became involved in the LBJ 100 Bicycle Tour. Reaction to working with the park staff and other volunteers resulting in school administrators asking for more opportunities to participate. Read more

  • Dinosaur National Monument

    Collaboration Breeds Success: Discovering Lost Worlds at Dinosaur National Monument

    Four images of paleontological research in Dinosaur National Monument

    Dinosaur is a spectacular laboratory in which earth scientists can study ancient ecosystems. The Monument has extensive collaborative inventory, monitoring, and research efforts underway with museums and universities across the country. Read more

  • Dinosaur National Monument

    Dinosaur Broadens Appeal with Social Media

    Can you find the bobcat in this photo?

    To broaden the understanding and appreciation of Dinosaur National Monument’s diverse resources, staff have been diligently using social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and now Flickr to build an on-line community. Read more

  • Saguaro National Park

    Transportation Funds Enable Urban School Children To Visit Saguaro National Park

    Children hiking as part of an environmental education program

    As school budgets shrank and visits by schools and community youth groups diminished, transportation funds from the Friends of Saguaro National Park rejuvenated visits, especially from targeted, underrepresented communities where budget cuts had the most pronounced effects. In 2011, between the BioBlitz and regular programming, an additional 4,000 young people visited the park that otherwise would not have. Read more

  • Colorado National Monument

    A Critical Location: A discussion on the Dark Sky Coop at Colorado National Monument

    Visitors lining up for evening Astronomy Programs

    Colorado National Monument hosts multi-agency and community meeting to discuss the formation of a Dark Sky Cooperative. The purpose of the cooperative is: To perpetuate starry night skies by establishing America's first Dark Sky Cooperative. This voluntary effort will link communities, tribes, businesses, state agencies, federal agencies, and citizens in a collaborative effort to celebrate the view of the cosmos and minimize the impact of outdoor lighting. Read more

  • Walnut Canyon National Monument

    Flagstaff Area Monuments Awarded America’s Best Idea Grant

    Connecting With The Resource

    Connecting With The Resource Read more

  • Saguaro National Park

    Electronic Field Trip as part of BioBlitz 2011

    Ranger Jeff and Dara on camera

    During the 2011 National Geographic BioBlitz, Saguaro National Park was able to bring over 2,300 students into the park for the event. Millions more were offered an opportunity to participate virtually though a National Park Foundation Electronic Field Trip. Read more

  • Fort Davis National Historic Site

    The Doctor is In

    Surgeon's Office

    Exhibits have been placed in the newly restored 1880s Post Hospital. This includes a self-diagnosing tool called the "Wheel of Misfortune", medical instruments from a doctor's case and fully furnished surgeons office. The office includes an examining table, skeleton and hundreds of leather bound reference books. Read more

  • Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor

    The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor Receives Best Trail Project Award

    Marathon participants race along a shaded trail.

    The D&L Trail, a cornerstone project of the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, was recently awarded Best Trail Project by the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund. The trail was called out for its strong contributions to the economy of the region, calculated at $19 million annually. Read more

  • Grand Canyon National Park

    23rd Annual Grand Canyon Star Party to be Held in June 2013

    Young park visitor looking through a telescope

    Grand Canyon National Park will be hosting its 23rd Annual Star Party June 8 - 15th, 2013. Read more

  • Grand Canyon National Park

    Grand Canyon Continues Efforts to Remove Tamarisk from the Park

    Tamarisk Removal from Crystal Creek

    Continued removal of tamarisk from park side canyons and other high priority invasive plants from throughout the park is a high priority for the Vegetation Restoration staff at Grand Canyon Naitonal Park. Read more

  • Grand Canyon National Park

    Go Green

    Photovoltaic systems installed on Grand Canyon Visitor Center

    Grand Canyon National Park has accomplished many goals to reduce the NPS carbon footprint and showcase its commitment to renewable energy. I Read more