National Parks Conservation Association: A Century of Impact by Tom McCarthyA Century of Impact celebrates the first 100 years of the National Parks Conservation Association, tracing its history and vision through stunning photography and tales of victory in a beautifully designed keepsake book.
From its founding by the same visionaries who helped to create the National Park Service to present-day battles to protect our public lands, the National Parks Conservation Association has been the independent, non-partisan protector of Americas favorite places. A Century of Impact presents this admirable legacy through richly illustrated tales of an impassioned organization in action -- fighting off threats to park lands, water, air and wildlife, and advocating for a park system that tells a more complete American story.
Readers will enjoy fascinating and often untold tales of park protection -- such as saving Olympics old-growth forests from WWII lumber production; restoring the endangered Florida panther in the greater Everglades ecosystem; keeping the nations largest landfill from the doorstep of Joshua Tree; defeating a proposed casino sited within cannon range of the hallowed ground of Gettysburg -- and an inside look at how persistent advocacy led to the creation of parks from Great Basin and Tallgrass Prairie to Pullman, Stonewall and Birmingham.
With A Century of Impact, readers are invited to join NPCAs centennial celebration and discover how this humble organization has helped to shape the National Park System as we know it. More than that, it is a compelling reminder that the future of this nations most sacred spaces lies in the hands of ordinary citizens, united to ensure that Americas best idea endures for generations to come.
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With a career at NPCA, you will help ensure that our beautiful national parks continue to thrive and inspire for generations to come. This set of core values emboldens us to achieve excellence, unites us with one another, and fuels our commitment to become catalysts and leaders fulfilling our shared mission. From the start, you will contribute to something bigger. Bigger than yourself. Your community. Your country. You will work to enhance and preserve environments and structures that are part of our collective responsibility as humans, and part of our collective consciousness.
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Its mission is "to protect and enhance America's National Park System for present and future generations. Although Yard received personal financial support from Mather, the two often differed on development issues in the parks. Taking a strong preservationist position, Yard objected to such commercialization of the parks as the jazz bands and bear shows at Yosemite National Park. The association continued to resist commercial efforts to build dams and promote mining, logging and hunting in the national parks. In , the organization changed its name to the National Parks and Conservation Association, in response to the national attention to a new range of emerging environmental issues, including air and water pollution.