Winter 2017–2018 Volume 34, Issue 1
We highlight NPS use of science and the evolution of science-based natural resource management from 1916 to 2016. In the last roughly 35 years we have experienced a surge in the use and refinement of scientific tools and processes that aid us in our work. With this issue I too am marking a personal milestone in my career with the National Park Service.
Science and Resource Management Timeline
The 1916 Organic Act defined the goals of the National Park Service. It also set the stage for more than 100 years of negotiation over human use versus preservation of the parks’ natural and cultural environments.
Learn and Explore
Yellowstone’s Soda Butte Creek was contaminated with heavy metals from mining for more than 80 years. A successful reclamation project resulted in a stunning change.
Last updated: April 30, 2021