National Park Trust

The National Park Trust is the only land conservancy uniquely dedicated to preserving America’s national system of parks, wildlife refuges, and historic monuments. This mission is accomplished primarily through the gift, purchase, or other form of assistance of: (a) land either within or adjacent to existing parks, (b) land which is suitable for the creation of new parks, or (c) other projects of historical significance.

Land is purchased only from willing sellers. Ultimately, the National Park Trust works to exchange or give the land it acquires to suitable organizations which agree to preserve and manage those resources as parklands in perpetuity. Land purchases are made using funds raised by the National Park Trust.

For more information, or to contact National Park Trust, see their website at: www.parktrust.org

» Recent News

National Park Trust Applauds National Park Service Director Opening Parks to Nation
07 Nov 01 | Washington D.C. - Fran Mainella, Director of the National Park Service, announced that the all National Parks will be waiving entrance fees, November 10th -12th, was endorsed by the only charity that owns a national park unit, the National Park ...

National Georgraphic Lists Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve as one of America's Favorite Spots in our own Backyard
02 Nov 01 | - In National Geographic's Traveler's October 2001 Special Collector's Issue, National Geographic listed the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve as one of the top places in America to visit. The Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve (Preserve) is a...

Congress Allocates One Million Dollars For Maryland's Greenbelt Park Congressman Steny Hoyer Champions Park Addition
18 Oct 01 | The National Park Trust was asked by the National Park Service and Greenbelt Park to help in the acquisition of this property. The Trust, celebrating its 10 years of service to completing the national parklands, identified the Jaeger Tract as ...

The National Park Trust Preserves Critical Habitat and Backcountry Corridors Joshua Tree National Park
03 Oct 01 | WASHINGTON, DC - Through financial support of the National Park Trust (NPT), a high-priority inholding was acquired and donated to the National Park Service. The 80-acre property located within Joshua Tree National Park contains a segment of the ...

The National Park Trust Preserves Historic Landscape Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site
24 Sep 01 | WASHINGTON, DC - The National Park Trust (NPT), along with the Friends of Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site & Fort Buford, and North Star Caviar, announced the acquisition of a critical 11.84-acre parcel of land directly across the ...

Founder's Day Activities at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
25 Aug 01 | STRONG CITY, KANSAS - The staff of Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve invite you to join them for a Founder's Day celebration Saturday, August 25, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Founder's Day will commemorate the 85th anniversary of the founding of ...

American Conservationist Honored with first National Park Trust Award
08 Aug 01 | "Lowell Thomas, Jr. continues to call for the preservation of our delicate earth," said Steve Miller, chairman of the National Park Trust. The National Park Trust established The Bruce F. Vento Public Service Award in recognition of Vento's ...

NPT Jumpstarts National Park Plan
26 Jun 01 | STRONG CITY, KANSAS - On Tuesday, June 26, 2001, the National Park Trust (NPT) and the National Park Service (NPS) held a "Partnership for the Prairie Celebration" in honor of the completion of the General Management Plan (GMP) for the Tallgrass ...

Bush Seeks Full Funding of the Land and Conservation Fund with over $107 million for National Park Service Land Acquisition
09 Apr 01 | April 9, 2001 - President Bush has released his budget proposal, which includes $2.5 billion for the National Park Service (NPS), and full funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) at $900 million. Founded in 1983, the National Park...

Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve Announces Grant and Personnel Changes
04 Jan 01 | Kansas, January 4, 2001 - The National Park Trust announced today that Project Coordinator, Bob McKeal of Strong City, Kansas, will be leaving the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in mid-January to become the Rocky Mountain Regional Coordinator...

A Time For Both Celebration And Uncertainty
08 Dec 00 | Washington, DC - On December 8, the Cosmos Club was the setting for the third Land Summit, hosted by National Park Trust (NPT). Founded in 1983, National Park Trust is the only land conservancy dedicated to preserving our national system of parks...

Kansas Celebrates the Tallgrass Prairie
08 Nov 00 | Topeka, Kansas - On November 8, 2000, Governor Bill Graves signed a proclamation declaring the week of November 12-18, 2000, as Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve Week. Celebrating Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve Week, Education Resource ...

Study Identifies The Most Endangered State Parks In The U.S.
25 Aug 00 | The National Park Trust's research found that over 90,000 acres in the state parks are currently threatened by overuse, traffic, adjacent commercialism, encroachment, rapid land development, ever rising land values and privately owned land within ...

Founder's Day Activities at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
18 Aug 00 | Refreshments will be provided by the National Park Trust and discounts on books and apparel items at the National Park Trust's Z Bar Bookstore. For bus tour reservations and additional information, please call The National Park Service at (316) ...

Departure of Preserve Director, Introduction of NPT-KS Board of Trustees Announced
23 May 00 | "Barbara has done an outstanding job," said Paul Duffendack, chairman of the newly formed National Park Trust of Kansas and vice chair of the National Park Trust, which owns the national park unit. Barbara was appointed as the Preserve Director ...

Private Citizens Help Preserve Valuable Bluffs along Mississippi National River and Recreation Area
20 May 00 | - The National Park Trust, America's only private citizen land conservancy dedicated to the national parklands, announced a financial gift of $30,000 to the City of Dayton to help protect lands within the Mississippi National River and Recreation ...

NPT Applauds Senator Byrd's Call for West Virginia National Park
15 Feb 00 | - The National Park Trust, the only private land conservancy dedicated exclusively to saving America's parklands, today applauded Senator Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia for his call for a study to assess the potential of a national park in West ...

The National Park Trust Preserves Valuable Wildlife Refuge
24 Nov 99 | Washington, DC - Through the financial support of the National Park Trust, a critical 40 acre in-holding has been acquired and added to the Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. "There are very valuable resources protected by the Fish and ...

National Park Trust Forms Citizen Board To Oversee The Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
27 Oct 99 | Strong City, Kansas - The National Park Trust (NPT), owner of the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, announced the establishment of a subsidiary not-for-profit corporation in Kansas. The new corporation, National Park Trust of Kansas, Inc., (...

The National Park Trust Honors Landscape Architects
12 Oct 99 | Washington DC - The National Park Trust will be presenting The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) with the 1999 National Park Trust Award of Honor. "ASLA's centennial celebration of establishing 100 parks is a feat beyond comparison,"...

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