Making Connections: Investing in a Vibrant Economic Future in the Region at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area lends economic vitality to a region that covers five counties—Sussex and Warren counties in New Jersey, and Monroe, Northampton, and Pike counties in Pennsylvania. As Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area begins its sixth decade as part of America’s National Park System, this Making Connections report assesses the national park’s economic benefits and its value to the broader region. It also identifies challenges and opportunities to sustain and enhance its significance.
Colonial National Historical Park Enhances Economic Vitality in Virginia’s Historic Triangle
The third in our series, this Making Connections report demonstrates the pivotal role Colonial National Historical Park plays to enhance the economic base of the Historic Triangle in Virginia (Jamestown, Yorktown and Williamsburg). Colonial National Historical Park serves not only as an important destination for visitors but as a connection between the public and private sites in the region that preserve and interpret America’s history. The report also identifies issues and opportunities that could affect the future of the park and the surrounding communities, including the negative impacts of coal-fired power plants and the positive addition of a proposed new national park at Fort Monroe.
Making Connections: Linking Outdoor Recreation, Open Space & History at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park and Nearby Communities
This Making Connections report offers insights into the links between open space, outdoor recreation, and history at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park and nearby communities. The report suggests opportunities for localities to leverage the national park in their midst by encouraging thoughtful development of recreational amenities, and discusses resulting benefits such as increased recreational opportunities for residents and tourists alike, and positive economic benefits.
Making Connections: Building a healthy future for Shenandoah National Park and its gateway communities--January 2010
This report surveys important aspects of the interdependence between Shenandoah National Park and its neighbors, and offers insight into Shenandoah’s positive economic influence on surrounding communities.
Climate Change and National Park Wildlife: A Survival Guide for a Warming World--July 2009
NPCA’s report highlights the impacts of climate change on the Chesapeake Bay’s iconic native oyster, and recommends actions to promote resiliency in the face of climate change effects in the region’s streams, rivers, and the Bay itself.
Dark Horizons: 10 National Parks Most Threatened by New Coal-Fired Power Plants--May 2008
Americans expect and deserve clean air when they visit our national parks! NPCA's new report highlights the ten national parks most threatened by new coal-fired power plants, and calls on the Administration to abandon its effort to permit more harmful air pollution near national parks.
America's Heritage For Sale--April 2008
To protect our national heritage, NPCA is calling on Congress and the next Administration to provide the funding needed to acquire the critical, 1.8 million acres of private land within the boundaries of our national parks, or risk losing it to development.
Center for State of the Parks Reports
Appalachian National Scenic Trail (March 2010)< body>
Appomattox Court House National Historical Park (December 2008)< body>
Assateague Island National Seashore (August 2007)< body>
Catoctin Mountain Park (March 2006)< body>
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park (April 2004)< body>
Fort Necessity National Battlefield (June 2004)< body>
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site (February 2003)< body>
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (February 2009)< body>
Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site (October 2004)< body>
Shenandoah National Park (June 2003)< body>