Centennial Initiative 2016
On August 25, 2006 – the 90th anniversary of the National Park Service – Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne launched the National Park Centennial Initiative to prepare national parks for another century of conservation, preservation and enjoyment. Since then the National Park Service asked citizens, park partners and experts and other stakeholders what they envisioned for a second century of national parks.
A nationwide series of more than 40 listening sessions produced more than 6,000 comments that helped to shape five centennial goals. The goals and vision were presented to President Bush and to the American people on May 31st in a report called The Future of America’s National Parks.
Every national park staff took their lead from this report and created local centennial strategies to describe their vision and desired accomplishments by 2016. This is just the first year, and there are many great things to come as the National Park Service prepares to celebrate 100 years! Read Bryce Canyon's Centennial Initiative Strategy.
To keep up with the Centennial Initiative and to experience the interactive version of The Future of America’s National Parks and special features please visit the centennial website at http://www.nps.gov/2016.
Shared-Use-Path and CPV Solar Array Celebration
11:00 am Thursday, May 19, 2016
Bryce Canyon Share-Use-Path
Relocate to the Bryce Canyon National Park Visitor Center Parking Area to commemorate the successful activation of the Visitor Center CPV solar Arrays.
Concentrated Photovoltaic (CPV) Solar Arrays