The National Parks Service Celebrates its Centennial

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The National Parks Service Celebrates its Centennial

The National Parks Service Celebrates its Centennial – “On Aug. 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Organic Act establishing the National Park Service (NPS), which at the time oversaw 35 national parks and monuments. Until then, there had been no guarantee that the country’s national parks would be protected and preserved by the federal government. Little could President Wilson or the parks’ stewards have predicted at the time that their vision of nature and wildlife preservation for the enjoyment of future generations would balloon into a vast network of 408 parks, forests, monuments, battlefields and coastline that have become some of the most visited tourism destinations in the world.”

I’ve been lucky enough to spend A LOT of time in a bunch of America’s parks and have huge appreciation for what the National Parks Service does while accomplishing their mission.

Here are some of my favorites…

National Parks Service Delicate Arch Arches National Park, Utah

Delicate Arch in Arches National Park, Utah.

National Parks Service Painted Wall, Black Canyon of the Gunninson National Park, Colorado

Painted Wall, Black Canyon of the Gunninson National Park, Colorado

National Parks Service Sunrise Point, Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

Sunrise Point, Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

National Parks Service Mesa Arch, Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Mesa Arch, Canyonlands National Park, Utah

National Parks Service Aguerberry Point, Death Valley National Park, California

Aguerberry Point, Death Valley National Park, California

National Parks Service Swiftcurrent Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana

Swiftcurrent Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana

National Parks Service Bright Angel Point, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Bright Angel Point, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

National Parks Service Hurricane Pass, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Hurricane Pass, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

National Parks Service Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado

Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado

National Parks Service Forest Canyon, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

Forest Canyon, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

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Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

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The Subway in Zion National Park, Utah

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