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    Zion

    National Park Utah

Sustainability

What is Sustainability?
It just seems natural to enjoy the beauty all around us while avoiding actions that may upset that beauty and the processes that create it.

Sustainability is a word you might be hearing a lot lately, but what does it really mean? At its core, sustainability is about making sure a system keeps going; seeing that it is supported, nourished, and survives into the future. It means living today without compromising future generations' ability to meet their needs. Sustainability has been a part of the National Park Service Mission Statement since its inception in 1916

"...to promote and regulate the use of the...national parks...which purpose is to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations"

Organic Act

Our Commitment to Sustainability
Zion National Park is committed to making its operations sustainable in order to conserve the natural wonders within its borders and the natural resources that extend beyond its borders and benefit us all. One way Zion is demonstrating leadership is by tracking and analyzing its environmental impacts. Zion is working to improve the way it uses energy, the types of products and materials it purchases, and the kinds of materials it recycles.

Zion is dedicated to being an environmental leader within the National Park Service and welcomes input from visitors, neighbors, businesses or anyone who cares about the park. Please contact Zion_Sustainability@nps.gov with your questions comments or concerns

Our Official Environmental Commitment Statement

Did You Know?

California Condor

California Condors, which were released in Vermillion Cliffs, Arizona, in the late 1990's, are increasingly being sighted in Zion National Park. More...