Climate Friendly Parks Program

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The Climate Friendly Parks (CFP) Program is one of many initiatives supporting the National Park Service (NPS) Green Parks Plan. The program provides parks with the tools and resources to address climate change and ensure the most sustainable operations across the agency.

With distinctive locations and unique, protected resources, national parks are places where the effects of climate change are particularly noticeable. When the NPS was established in 1916, it was granted responsibility for preserving and protecting the significant resources within national parks for current and future generations to enjoy. Today, as the effects of climate change accumulate and we better understand its long-term impacts, the need for sound environmental stewardship and forward-thinking resource management is more relevant than ever.

To provide national parks with comprehensive support to address climate change within both park boundaries and surrounding communities, the CFP Program has established the following goals:

  • Measure park-based greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
  • Educate staff, partners, stakeholders, and the public about climate change and demonstrate ways individuals and groups can take action to address the issue
  • Assist parks in developing strategies and specific actions to address sustainability challenges, reduce GHG emissions, and anticipate the impacts of climate change on park resources
Becoming a CFP Member Park

The CFP Program is structured around four milestones, described below. Upon successfully completing these, a park becomes an official CFP Member Park. To learn more about becoming a CFP Member, NPS staff can send an email to

  • Milestone 1: Submit a CFP Application to express interest in the program and identify the park CFP team
  • Milestone 2: Complete a GHG Inventory to develop a baseline emissions inventory for park operations
  • Milestone 3: Conduct a CFP Workshop or webinar training to provide park staff, partners, and stakeholders with an educational opportunity to learn more about the potential impacts of climate change on park resources and discuss response strategies.
  • Milestone 4: Complete a CFP Action Plan or Comprehensive Environmental Management System to outline planned sustainability and climate change response actions as well as educational initiatives to help educate visitors.

CFP Member Parks

The CFP Program features more than 140 member parks from every region across the National Park System. Many parks have developed Climate Action Plans, and a list of parks with completed plans is featured here with links to a downloadable copy of the parks' plans in PDF format.

Antietam National Battlefield
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
Bandelier National Monument
Big Cypress National Preserve
Big Hole National Battlefield
Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area and Obed Wild & Scenic River
Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area
Cabrillo National Monument
Cape Cod National Seashore
Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Wright Brothers National Memorial and Fort Raleigh National Historic Site
Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site
Castillo de San Marcos National Monument and Fort Matanzas National Monument
Catoctin Mountain Park
Channel Islands National Park
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historic Park
Christiansted NHS, Salt River Bay NHP & Ecological Preserve, and Buck Island Reef NM
City of Rocks National Reserve
Congaree National Park
Crater Lake National Park
Craters of the Moon National Monument
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Death Valley National Park
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
Devils Postpile National Monument
Devils Tower National Monument
Everglades National Park
Fire Island National Seashore
Flagstaff Area National Monuments (Sunset Crater, Walnut Canyon, Wupatki)
Fort Smith National Historic Site
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
Gateway National Recreation Area
George Washington Birthplace National Monument & Thomas Stone Naitonal Historic Site
George Washington Memorial Parkway
Glacier National Park
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument
Great Basin National Park
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Haleakala National Park
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Homestead National Monument of America
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Jewel Cave National Monument
John Day Fossil Beds National Monument
John Muir and Eugene O'Neill National Historic Sites
Joshua Tree National Park
Kalaupapa National Historical Park
Katmai National Park & Preserve
Kenai Fjords National Park
Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area
Lassen Volcanic National Park
Lava Beds National Monument
Lewis and Clark National Historical Park
Mammoth Cave National Park
Manassas National Battlefield Park
Manzanar National Historic Site
Marsh-Billings Rockefeller National Historical Park
Mojave National Preserve
Monocacy National Battlefield
Mount Rainier National Park
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Muir Woods National Monument
National Capital Parks East
Natural Resource Stewardship and Science Directorate
New River Gorge National River
Nez Perce National Historical Park
Nicodemus National Historic Site
North Cascades National Park
Olympic National Park
Oregon Caves National Monument
Pea Ridge National Military Park
Petrified Forest National Park
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Pinnacles National Park
Point Reyes National Seashore
Prince William Forest Park
Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site
Redwood National Park
Richmond National Battlefield Park
Rock Creek Park
Rocky Mountain National Park
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
Saguaro National Park
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
San Juan Island NHP
Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
Scotts Bluff National Monument
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
Shenandoah National Park
Springfield Armory National Historic Site
Valley Forge National Historical Park
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area
Whitman Mission National Historic Site
Wilson's Creek National Battlefield
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts
World War II Valor in the Pacifc National Monument
Yosemite National Park
Zion National Park

Last updated: February 5, 2024


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