Starting Wednesday July 23rd Expect Road Closures
July 23rd, Prosper Trail, North Slope & Middle Pass Trails - west side of the park CLOSED for forestry operations. McKenzie Farm Trail & McKenzie Rd will remain open for access between Prosper Parking Lot and the Pogue. CAUTION Heavy Equipment in use!
Read more about the park's climate friendly efforts. Visit the National Park Service's Climate Change Response Program website to explore more information, including these useful resources and links.
View video clips related to the park's efforts in environmental education and green practices.
Find some success stories highlighting sustainable practices at the park.
Discover more about the park's sustainably managed forest.
Connect to the Teacher & Student blogs describing environmental education endeavors at the park. Find classroom materials like this Climate Change in Vermont lesson plan.
Learn about students studying mercury in the environment. And find Resource Briefs on various natural resources monitoring updates for the park.
Join interpretive tours (offered May 31-Oct 31) to learn more about stewardship and conservation at the park.
Read about George Perkins Marsh, called "The Prophet of Conservation" and his landmark treatise, Man and Nature which marks 150th year in 2014.
The U.S. Green Building Council awarded its highest rating for Leadership in Environment and Energy Design (LEED) to the new Forest Center at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park. Both the Forest Center, a classroom and meeting space and the adjacent 1876 Wood Barn, home to a new exhibit on the Forest, share the Platinum LEED certification. This partnership project of the National Park Service and The Woodstock Foundation was also recognized with a Designing and Building with FSC® award presented by the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC), an international non-profit organization devoted to encouraging the responsible forest management. Both buildings used FSC certified wood from the Park's historic forest, the oldest professionally managed woodland in North America. FSC certification encourages the highest standards of woodland management through credible, independent evaluation and verification of exemplary forestry practices.
Did You Know?
Frederick Law Olmsted Sr. wrote to George Perkins Marsh in 1857, asking his advice on promoting "free soil" settlement in Texas to challenge the westward expansion of slavery. Strongly anti-slavery, both men would also champion land stewardship and public access to places like Yosemite Valley.