Water gives life to our national parks, shaping land and sustaining plants and animals. Yet, outside the parks, the health of these waters is being jeopardized.
National parks support broader conservation, as anchors of larger ecosystems, pathways linking wildlife habitat, or catalysts for resource protection.
Climate change threatens some of the most treasured natural and historic features of our national parks and could cause irreversible damage.
Mining and Fracking
Resource extraction can disrupt fragile landscapes, harm wildlife habitat, and contaminate water and air in surrounding communities.