The State of Our National Parks: A Resources Index

Source: National Parks Conservation Association, 2008

From the press release:
As millions of Americans head to our country’s national parks for the upcoming July 4 weekend, a new report from the nation’s leading voice for the national parks, the nonprofit National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), offers the first-ever, science-based evaluation of the condition of the natural and cultural resources in the National Park System, including the wildlife, scenic vistas, historic buildings, and artifacts that visitors are hoping to see.

According to NPCA’s report, The State of Our National Parks: A Resources Index, national parks earned lower than acceptable scores, indicating serious, yet surmountable challenges. Based on this assessment by its Center for State of the Parks, NPCA is calling for action from the next Administration and Congress.
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