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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  • Grand Canyon National Park

    New Orientation and Interpretive Exhbitis

    Relief map at Grand Canyon Visitor Center

    In May 2012, Grand Canyon National Park installed new interpretive exhibits at the main park visitor center on the South Rim. The project too three years to compelted and was funded through the FLREA program. Read more

  • Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

    "Songs for Junior Rangers," music that helps connect families to parks

    cover of Songs for Junior Ranger album

    Florissant Fossil Beds ranger Jeff Wolin wrote 19 songs and helped the NPS create a one-of-a-kind, award winning, children's album. Read more

  • Grand Canyon National Park

    Grand Canyon Staff Trained in Operational Leadership

    Park staff participates in mule packing safety training.

    Over 25% of the staff at Grand Canyon Naitonal Park have completed the Operational Leadership safey training course. Read more

  • Baltimore National Heritage Area

    The Baltimore NHA Proves Conserving Historic Resources Has Positive Economic Impacts

    Looking down on a section of the brick and earthen fortifications of Fort McHenry, with Baltimore City in the background.

    According to the findings of a new economic impact report, the Baltimore National Heritage Area provides over $313 million in benefits to the region and supports over 4,000 jobs. Much of this work is done through partners, many of whom have been receiving excellent grant support for preservation projects including interpretation of the nation's oldest surviving big city railroad terminal. Read more

  • Intermountain Region

    ProRanger San Antonio Recruiting and Training the Next Generation Of US Park Rangers

    ProRanger Cadets and National Ranger Council 2012

    ProRanger San Antonio Cadets return from summer service in National Parks and give presentations about their experiences and accomplishments. These cadets were able to present to the National Ranger Council while they were meeting in San Antonio Texas. The students contributed to conservation of National Resources, educating visitors, and providing for their enjoyment. ProRanger Cadets served in interpretation, resource management and visitor and resource protection. Read more

  • Timpanogos Cave National Monument

    Connecting Kids with the Natural World

    A park ranger presents a program about forest communities

    Timpanogos Cave National Monument is engaged in a long-term education partnership which introduces local school children to resources and recreation. Over the past year over 1,500 school children have participated in exciting, curriculum-based outdoor experiences. Read more

  • Cane River Creole National Historical Park

    Student Creates Award Winning Project on Oakland Plantation

    Noelle Dunn with display

    Noelle Dunn's Oakland Plantation project wins "1st Place Overall" at the Holy Savior Menard Social Studies fair. Read more

  • Grand Canyon National Park

    Grand Canyon National Park Celebrates Archaeology Day

    Young visitor enjoys Archaedology Day.

    Grand Canyon National Park hosted Archaeology Day on March 23rd to teach park visitors about the rich human history of the park. Read more

  • Grand Canyon National Park

    Visitors Use Pedal Power to Experience Grand Canyon National Park

    Bright Angel Bicycle Rental at Grand Canyon Visitor Center

    Visitors to Grand Canyon National Park can now leave their cars behind and rent bicycles to experience the canyon from a new park concessioner, Bright Angel Bikes. Read more

  • Grand Canyon National Park

    Exceptional Grand Canyon Ranger Honored with 2012 Harry Yount Award

    Grand Canyon's Chief of Emergency Services Brandon Torres has received the 2012 Harry Yount National Park Ranger Award.

    Grand Canyon's Chief of Emergency Services Brandon Torres has received the 2012 Harry Yount National Park Ranger Award. This award recognizes a ranger for excellence in the art of rangering. Named after the first known park ranger, the award is the agency’s most prestigious ranger honor. Read more

  • Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument

    Starry Night at Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument

    libi Nightsky

    The bright stars brings the night alive. Read more

  • Grand Canyon National Park

    Grand Canyon National Park Tourism Creates Over $467 Million in Economic Benefit

    Visitors viewing sunset from Mather Point

    Visitors to Grand Canyon National Park contribute over $467 million to the economony of Nortern Arizona and the surrounding area and support over 7,300 jobs. Read more

  • Grand Canyon National Park

    Grand Canyon School's Class of 2016

    Grand Canyon School's class of 2016 pose for a group photo - 18 individuals

    Grand Canyon School, the only K-12 school located inside a national park, had been participating in ranger programs designed specifically for each of their grade levels since 2005. But when the NPS “Call to Action” went out, (Action 15 – A Class Act,) challenged us to adopt a Class of 2016 graduates on a deeper level, Grand Canyon’s environmental education team responded to the call. Read more

  • Grand Canyon National Park

    History Comes Alive at Grand Canyon

    Seven individuals from Grand Canyon's past playing cards.

    Visitors traveled back in time and met eight of Grand Canyon National Park's most influential people during "Echoes from the Canyon", a living history event that took place on Friday, August 3, 2012. Read more

  • Cane River Creole National Historical Park

    Volunteer Writes Short Biography of Civil War Veteran

    Thom holding booklet

    Volunteer Thomas Brennan has written a short biograpy of Jacques Alphonse Prud'homme. Prud'homme was a Civil War veteran and owner of Oakland Plantation. Read more

  • Chaco Culture National Historical Park

    Chaco Receives International Dark Sky Park Designation

    Chaco Observatory and telescope

    The dark night sky over Chaco Culture National Historical Park is one of the park's fundamental resources. The International Dark-Sky Association designated Chaco Culture as an International Dark Sky Park on August 19, 2013. Read more

  • Chaco Culture National Historical Park

    Chaco Staff Partner with Santa Ana Pueblo to Introduce Pueblo Youth to Chaco

    Santa Ana Elders

    During the summer of 2012 Chaco Culture NHP staff collaborated with the Pueblo of Santa Ana elders and teachers, located near the town of Bernalillo, New Mexico, in an educational project. The program brought sixty pueblo youth to the park for several days. They met and interacted with park interpreters, researchers, an archaeologist, and geologist. The students also had the opportunity to study their own culture. Read more

  • Chaco Culture National Historical Park

    Area Students Discover Chaco

    Animas 2nd graders meeting with park staff

    During the 2012-2013 school year, Chaco Culture National Historical Park piloted a second grade curriculum based program with Animas Elementary School in Farmington, NM. The program brought the students out to the park where they interacted with park staff as they participated in a number of activities. Read more

  • Saguaro National Park

    Civilian Conservation Corps Recognition Day

    visitor is reading a sign explaining the history of “The CCC Worker statue” that is placed in more than 50 localities throughout the U.S.

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the legislation on March 31, 1933 that launched the Civilian Conservation Corps. In the 9½ years that followed, more than 3 million young men worked in our National Parks, and other public lands and advanced the development of these areas. The CCC Recognition Day event brings together authors and historians, lecturers, and alumni of the program itself to interact with the public to inform them about this important facet of our history. Read more

  • Heritage Areas

    Quinebaug and Shetucket Rivers Valley National Heritage Corridor

    Credit: The Last Green Valley, Inc.

    The Last Green Valley, worked on multiple projects relating to protecting water quality within the region’s watersheds. Read more