We believe that remarkable places need remarkable people running them.
At the Center for Park Management (CPM), we’re building a movement of leaders who are making our national parks more vital, sustainable and relevant to all Americans.
With the creation of the Center for Park Management, NPCA created an entirely new model for advancing its park protection goals. CPM’s management work complements NPCA’s advocacy efforts by helping to ensure that park managers, who are the ultimate stewards of the resource and ambassadors to the visitor, have the tools and skills they need to be effective. Through this unique partnership, we’re helping the NPS better protect the vitality and increase the viability of our national parks.
Our unique and innovative partnership with the NPS is the first and only model of its kind. Since CPM’s inception 15 years ago, we have tested several models and approaches to help us best determine how our small team can make the greatest impact. Through this evolution, we have always focused on cultivating sustainable change by ensuring that every project we create can successfully be turned over to the our park service partners to implement.