NPCA works to protect America’s national parks and the natural, historic, and cultural resources protected within them. NPCA’s work has been consistently informed by research from its Center for State of the Parks (CSOTP). Recently, CSOTP has turned its attention to issues affecting the National Park System as a whole. Because of this change in focus, CSOTP has changed its name to the Center for Park Research (CPR). The Center for Park Research will deliver scientific information on systemic issues affecting national parks and their solutions. State of the Parks will continue as a brand of the Center for Park Research under which any future single park research assessments will be produced. The cultural resource methodology, natural resource methodology, and resource assessments the Center for State of the Parks produced will continue to be available from this section.