Second Century Commission

Sally Jewell: An Ideal Choice to Lead Our National Parks into Their Next Century

To witness our new Interior Secretary Sally Jewell in her element, it helps to find her outdoors, whether she’s hiking […]

A Call to Action for 2016

This past weekend marked the one-year anniversary of the National Park Service’s Call to Actionreport, and a new opportunity to […]

The Winter Island Light in Salem, Massachusetts, part of the Essex National Heritage Area.

Supporting the Regional Parks that “Pay Huge Dividends”

Ask someone to explain what a National Heritage Area (NHA) is, exactly, and you’re likely to get a long pause. […]

Petroglyph National Monument.

The Public Promise Waiting to be Kept

“The best ships in the worst navy”—that’s how one NPS staffer responded when asked to describe history in the National […]

Former NPCA President Tom Kiernan

America’s Summit on National Parks: Moving from Vision to Action

Almost exactly three years ago, I flew to Montana late in the day. By the time my plane reached the […]