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The US’s Best Idea Is Equal Justice for All! National Parks Catch Up in Second Century

Go to a park. Have fun. Be healthy. Learn about people and places. Earn some money. Save climate, creation, and people. Promote equal justice. They’re our parks!

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The message is clear.  NPS must diversify for visitors and staff to look like the people of our nation and regions as NPS begins its second century.

Half of NPS’s leadership employees will retire by 2016. 80% of NPS’ 22,000 employees are non-Hispanic white. 75% of NPS employees are at least 40 years old and only 7% are 29 or younger. In 2015, 307 million people visited our national parks. The overwhelming are non-Hispanic white (78% in 2008-2009) and near retirement age.

Happy Centennial to our National Park Service!

Everyone in a National Park Centennial NRPA Magazine

NPS Best Practice Rim of the Valley Stretches Park Access and Habitat Connections NRPA Magazine

GreenLatinos Host Historic National Summit at Grand Teton National Park

Public Comments on DOI’s 2016-2020 Environmental Justice Strategic Plan from 31 diverse organizations and individuals.

Photo by NPS intern Ashley Philips L to R David Moore, Ken Brodie, FWS Kim Lambert, NPS Director Jon Jarvis, TCP Robert García, Michael Reynolds, Brian Joyner, DOI Cheryl Kelly. All others NPS.