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Celebrating The National Park Service Centennial — The National Park Service History Electronic Library

“The NPS History Electronic Library is a portal to thousands of electronic publications and videos, covering the history of the National Park Service and the cultural and natural history of the national parks, monuments, and historic sites of the U.S. National Park System.”

To read these electronic documents, with over 100 new documents from this past month, visit npshistory.com.


The U.S. Department of the Interior’s (DOI) International Technical Assistance Program (ITAP) – ongoing opportunities – click here.


A centennial salute to the National Park Service!
The Wonder of It All: 100 Stories from the National Park Service
Available: March 15, 2016 @ www.yosemiteconservancystore.com

Through a collection of charming, heartwarming, riveting, and entertaining stories, The Wonder of It All: 100 Stories from the National Park Service captures recent experiences of NPS employees and volunteers from across the United States. A centennial salute to the National Park Service, The Wonder of It All will encourage more park visits and greater support, and may even spawn new careers, while reminding the nation that the men and women who work at America’s “best idea” will always welcome visitors with a tip of a flat hat.


NPS Centennial Campaign

Maureen Finnerty represents the Coalition on the Secretary’s Subcommittee on the NPS Centennial. Coalition members can send comments to her at Maureen_Finnerty@protectnps.org

For information on the Centennial Campaign, please refer to the National Park Foundation website www.nextcenturyforparks.org


The National Park Service Structural Fire Program seeks assistance in recording structure fire losses throughout the history of the National Park Service.

Information on many fires, especially those that occurred before the NPS began tracking incidents in the early 1990s, can only be found in park libraries, museum collections, office files, and the memories of employees, volunteers, concessionaires, retirees, and former employees who remember their occurrence. Information on this project and where you can submit fire details and photos can be found at http://www.nps.gov/fire/structural-fire/connect/stories/national-park-service-structural-fire-seeks-assistance.cfm. This is an ongoing project, so as you come across items of interest, they will be accepted now and in the future.


Wildland Firefighters Urge Changes to Prevent Firefighter Deaths.

Safety Matters – A Wildland Firefighter Forum for Change presents a report to the National Wildfire Coordinating Group. Read the report and letter.


Economic Impacts of National Parks

Secretary Jewell, NPS Director Release New Report Showing National Parks Remain Strong Economic Engines, Support 243,000 Jobs Nationwide. (March 3, 2014)
More information >


2012 National Park Visitor Spending Effects

Economic Contributions to Local Communities, States, and the Nation. (February 2014)
Download PDF Report >

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