National Parks for a New Century: Statement of Joint Principles

The National Park Principles convey strong, widespread, nonpartisan support for the national parks and related conservation, historic preservation, and recreation programs to national leaders, and define common ground for leaders, advocates, philanthropists and park partners. The principles are designed to have a lengthy life, to be compelling, and to provide a philosophical framework that guides the separate action agenda that emerged from America’s Summit on National Parks. The principles focus on “high level” concepts designed to lay the groundwork for specific policy propositions, philanthropic approaches and partnership efforts. They are intended to be sufficiently specific to be used to support key action items and to enable efforts at accountability, consistent with the breadth of support their supporters exemplify. They are designed to highlight the broad appeal of our national parks.

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National Parks Conservation Association

National Park Foundation

National Park Hospitality Association

21st Mortgage Corp., Knoxville, TN
1000 Friends of Florida 
Acadia Corporation
Accokeek Foundation at Piscataway Park
Acorn Naturalists
Adams Ranch, Inc
Air Alliance Houston
AK Adventures, Inc.
Alaska Center for the Environment
Alaska Community Action on Toxics
Alaska Denali Travel
Alaska Geographic Association
Alaska Alpine Adventures
Alaska Quiet Rights Coalition
Alaska Travel Industry Association
Alaska Wildland Adventures
Alcatraz Cruises
Alliance of National Heritage Areas
Alliance for the Great Lakes
Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound
American Academy of Pediatrics Vermont Chapter
American Alps
American Camp Association, Inc.
American Conservation Experience
American Council on Exercise
American Hiking Society
American Littoral Society
American Park Network
American Recreation Coalition
American Recreation Products
American Society of Landscape Architects
American Society of Travel Agents
American Water Resources Association
America's State Parks
American Trails
anahuak youth sports association
Andrea Fulton Productions
Androscoggin Land Trust
Apostle Islands Historic Preservation Conservancy
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Appalachian Trail Museum
Aquarium of the Bay
ARAMARK Parks and Destinations
Arizona Zoological Society/Phoenix Zoo
Arborway Coalition
Archaeology Southwest
Arkansas Rivers Association (Central AR Chapter)
Arizona Native Plant Society
Arizona Rivers
Arizona Wilderness Coalition
Arkansas Water Environment Association
Art Wolfe, Inc.
The Artist Boat, Inc
Aspens Market
Association for the Study of African American Life & History
Association of National Park Rangers
Association of Presidential Awardees in Science Teaching
Atlanta Dept of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs
Audubon Society of the Everglade
Avalon Consulting Group
Aventura Clothing
Az Site Stewards
The Bagheri Group
Bear Creek Council
Belle Hearth Bed and Breakfast
Best Electric
Bexar Audubon Society
Big Agnes
Big Blend Magazine
Big Sky Chamber of Commerce
Big Thicket Association
Bitterroot Chapter of Trout Unlimited
Black Diamond
Black Hills Parks & Forests Association
Black Meetings & Tourism
Blair Hotels
Blount Partnership
Blue Ridge Parkway Association
Bob Howen Photography
Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation
Boston Harbor Island Alliance
Boy Scout Troop 599 in Chicago
Boy Scouts of America, Great Smoky Mountain Council
Brian F. Call Photography
Briggs & Riley Travelware
Bronze Star Tax Service
Bronzeville Historical Society
Brooks Sports, Inc.
Bryce Canyon Natural History Association
Bush Lake Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America
Butman Methodist Camp & Retreat Center
C&O Canal Trust
Calumet Stewardship Initiative
Camp Denali & North Face Lodge
Camp Fire Inland Southern California
Camp Kamaji for Girls
Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy
Cass County MN Chapter, Izaak Walton League of America
Caldera Action
The California Parks Company
Caledonia Farm - 1812 (B & B)
Calumet Heritage Partnership
Camp Delafield
Camp Kawnahee for Boys
Camp Northwood Inc.
Canal Corridor Association
Candlewick Inn
Cascade Designs
Cascade Interpretive Consulting LLC
Cathy Hart Photography
Central Virginia Battlefields Trust
Chakra Communications, Inc.
Charles River Conservancy
Cherokee Preservation Foundation
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Chesapeake Conservancy
Chester County CVB
Chicago Academy of Sciences and its Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Chicago Botanic Garden
Chicago Wilderness
Choose Outdoors
Citizens for a Better Flathead
Citizens for a Fort Monroe National Park
Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future
City of Beaumont, Texas
City of Gatlinburg (Tennessee)
City of Hartford (Connecticut)
City of Hawkinsville
City of Moab
City Parks Alliance
The City Project
City of Petersburg - City Council
City University of New York
City of Waco, Texas
Civil War Trust
Clayton Homes
Clean Water Action
CleanWave Group
ClickSquared, Inc.
The Clinch Coalition
Coalition of National Park Service Retirees
Cocke County Partnership
Coldwell Banker Premier Realty
Colorado Environmental Coalition
Colorado Gators
Colorado Mountain Club
Colorado Native Plant Society
Colorado Plateau Archaeological Alliance
Colorado Watershed Assembly
Columbia Communications, Inc.
Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Conservancy of Southwest Florida
The Conservation Alliance
The Conservation Fund
Conservation Northwest
Conservation Pathways
Conservation Trust for North Carolina
Consumer Cellular
Cool Works - Jobs in Great Places
The Corps Network
Craig Young Family Foundation
Crater Lake Natural History Association, Inc.
Crow Canyon Archaeological Center
CTRA-Cooperative Teamwork & Recycling Assistance
Cullinan Park Conservancy
Cultural Tourism DC
Dan River Basin Association
Dandy Properties
Delaware Center for Horticulture
Delaware Nature Society
Delaware North Parks and Resorts
Delaware Riverkeeper Network
Denali Citizens Council
Desert Wetlands Conservancy
"Ding" Darling Wildlife Society
The Disabled Traveler's Companion LLC
Discover Life in America
Discover Your Northwest
Divine Wedding Details
Diving With A Purpose
dlandstudio pllc
DNC Yosemite
Dolphin Blue
Downtown Bozeman Partnership
Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy
Dumont Printing
Dunes Learning Center
Eagle Creek
Eagle's Nest Foundation
EarthSong Photography
East Bay Regional Park District
Earth Friends Conservation Fund
Earth Matter NY
Earthwise Productions, Inc.
Eastern National
Eastern Sierra Interpretive Assoc.
Ecological Society of America
Emerald Necklace Conservancy
The Encampment Store
Environmental Defense Fund
Environmental Education Exchange
Environment for the Americas
Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands
Equal Justice Society
Equine Land Conservation Resource
Essex National Heritage Area
Ethridge Farm
Exeter Chamber of Commerce
Evelyn Hill Inc
Everglades Coalition
Everglades Law Center
Fairfield Inn & Suites Verona
Falcon's Crest Inc.
Fashion Empowering Women Foundation
Fayette County Chamber of Commerce
The Field Museum
Finley-Holiday Films
Florida Conservation Alliance Inc.
Florida National Parks Association
Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina
Foothills Sun-Gazette Newspaper
Forever Resorts
Four Corners School of Outdoor Education
Four Winds * Westward Ho Camps
Fresh Energy
Freshwater Future
Friends of Acadia
Friends of Arches and Canyonlands Parks: The Bates Wilson Legacy Fund
Friends of the Badlands
Friends of Big Bend National Park
Friends of Blackwater
FRIENDS of the Blue Ridge Parkway, Inc.
Friends of the Boston Harbor Islands Inc.
Friends of the Casa Grande Ruins
Friends of Deering Oaks
Friends of the Dunes
Friends of Dyke Marsh
Friends of Glacier Bay
Friends of Great Smoky Mountain National Park
Friends of Hall's Pond Nature Sanctuary
Friends of Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park
Friends of Hopewell Furnace NHS
Friends of Hyalite
Friends of Kennicott
Friends of LBJ National Historical Park
Friends of Loxahatchee
Friends of Mammoth Cave National Park
Friends of Merrymeeting Bay
Friends of Minute Man National Park
Friends of the National World War II Memorial
Friends of the Park - Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park
Friends of the Parks
Friends of Post Office Square
Friends of Saguaro National Park
Friends of the Sea Otter
Friends of the Upper Delaware River
Friends of Valley Forge Park
Friends of Virgin Islands National Park
Friends of the Well
Galveston Bay Foundation
Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council
The Garden Club of America
The Garden Club of Evanston (IL)
Gardiner Chamber of Commerce - Montana
Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce
George Wright Society
Georgia Rivers Alive
Geos Institute
Gettysburg Tours, Inc
Gifford Pinchot Task Force
Glacier Gardens
Glacier Park, Inc
Glacier Park Boat Company
Glen Canyon Institute
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
Governors Island Alliance
Grand Canyon Association
Grand Canyon Trust
Grand Canyon Wolf Recovery Project
Grand Rapids Wes Libbey Chapter Izaak Walton League of America
Grand Teton Association
Grand Teton Lodge Company
Grand Teton Music Festival
Grand Teton National Park Foundation
The Grand Tour Travel Company LLC
Great Old Broads for Wilderness
Great Smoky Mountains Association
Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center
Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont
Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance
Greater Gardiner Community Council
Greater Yellowstone Coalition
Green Century Institute
Green Schools National Network
Green Spaces Alliance of South Texas 
Green Spaces for DC
Green Suites Hotel Solutions
GreenPlay, LLC
The Greenway Collaborative, Inc.
Grizzly Bear Outreach Project
Groovy Globe
Groundwork Anacostia River DC
Groundwork Bridgeport
Groundwork Dallas
Groundwork Denver
Groundwork Dona Ana County, Inc.
Groundwork Hudson Valley
Groundwork Lawrence  
Groundwork Milwaukee
Groundwork Somerville
Groundwork USA
Guest Services, Inc.
Gulf Coast Bird Observatory
Gullah/Geechee Fishing Association
Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition
Guy Tal Photography
Harpers Ferry Historical Association
Harpeth River Watershed Association
Hawkinsville Better Hometown
Headwaters at Incarnate Word
Headwaters Montana
Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation
Heritage Preservation
Herrin Publishing
The Hertz Corporation
Hi-Tec Sports
High Country Citizens' Alliance
Hillwood Communities
Hispanic Communications Network
Historic Fourth Ward Park Conservancy
Hoosier Environmental Council
Horny Toad Clothing
Houston Audubon
Houston Wilderness
Houston Zoo
Hutchinson River Restoration Project
Ice Age Trail Alliance
Igloo Products Corporation
Ijams Nature Center, Knoxville, TN
Illinois Environmental Council
Independent Citizen Association
Independent Healthcare Properties, LLC / Morning Pointe Assisted Living 
Innovation Valley, Inc.
International Dark-Sky Association
International Mountain Bicycling Association
International Park Advisors
International Sonoran Desert Alliance
Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation
Isle Royale & Keweenaw Parks Association
Izaak Walton League of America
Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce
Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance
Jacob Rohrbach Inn at Antietam Battlefield
Jameson Camp
Jaques Chapter Izaak Walton League of America
Jasons Antiques LLC
Jay Heritage Center
Jefferson County NAACP
Jefferson National Parks Association
JM Catering
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership
Joshua Tree Astronomy Arts Theater
Joshua Tree Chamber of Commerce
Joshua Tree National Park Association
Justin Bailie Photography
Kalākora Gallery
Kaleidoscope, Inc
Kampgrounds of America Inc.
Kathy Blaha Consulting, LLC
Kelleher Dean Tax Advisors, LLC
Kemper Outdoor Education Center
Kendeda Fund
Keweenaw National Historical Park Advisory Commission
Keyhole Photo
Keystone Conservation Trust
Klean Kanteen
KLRN Public Television
Knobloch Family Foundation
Knox Area Sesquicentennial Commission
Knoxville Chamber
Krysalis Consulting
Kula Yoga Studio
Kuyahoora Chamber of Commerce
The Land Trust for the Little Tennessee
The Land Trust for Tennessee
The Lands Council
Leave No Child Inside - Greater Cincinnati
The Leelanau Outdoor Center
Legacy Parks Foundation
LEKI usa
Liberty BottleWorks
Lifetime Adventures: Youth Outdoor Adventures
Lindblad Expeditions
Living Landscape Observer
Lower Providence Township Board of Supervisors
Lynnhaven River NOW
Magic Carpet Travel
Magnolia Garden Club
Mammoth Lakes Tourism
Mangelsen-Images of Nature
Maricopa Audubon Society
Marine Conservation Institute
Market Feasibility Advisors
Martin County Conservation Alliance
Maryland Conservation Council Inc.
Maryland League of Conservation Voters
Maryland Ornithological Society
Mass Audubon
Mast General Store, Inc.
Matthew Turley Photography
Media & Policy Center
Mesa Verde Foundation
Mesa Verde Museum Association
Metropolitan Group
Miami Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department
Michael E. Gordon Photography
Mills Young Engineering
Minnesota Conservation Federation
Minnesota Division Izaak Walton League of America
Mississippi River Fund
Moab Times-Independent
Mojave Desert Land Trust
Mojave National Preserve Conservancy
Montana Conservation Corps
Montana Native Plant Society
Montana Trout Unlimited
Montrose Bed & Breakfast
Morgan Heim Photography
Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council
Morongo Valley Chamber of Commerce
Mountain Produce, Inc.
Mount Rainier Institute of Photographys
Mount Rainier National Park Associate
Mount Rushmore Society
Museum Education Program, The George Washington University
myActions, LLC
Names in the News
National Aquarium
National Association of Recreation Resource Planners
National Association of State Park Directors
National Association for Interpretation
National Association for Olmsted Parks
National Audubon Society
National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity
National Committee For the New River
National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers
National Council for the Traditional Arts
National Council on Public History
National Earth Science Teachers Association
National First Ladies' Library
National Fishing in Schools Program
National Geotourism Council
National Military Family Association
National Mississippi River Museum
National Park System Advisory Board
National Park Trust
National Parks of Lake Superior Foundation
National Parks Promotion Council
National Science Education Leadership Association
National Trust for Historic Preservation
National Wildlife Federation
Natural Lands Trust
Natural Resources Defense Council
Nature Discovery Center
Nature for LIFE
NEMO Equipment, Inc.
Nevada Conservation League
New River Gorge Convention and Visitors Bureau
New River Gorge Regional Development Authority
New Yorkers for Parks
New Town Macon
North American Association for Environmental Education
North Cascades Conservation Council
North Cascades Institute
North Country Trail Association
The North Shore Waterfront Greenway
Northern Alaska Environmental Center
Northern Rocky Mountain Economic Development District
Northwest Indiana Paddling Association
NorthWest Tribal Tourism
NY/NJ Baykeeper
NY-NJ Harbor Coalition
Ocmulgee Blueway Partnership
Ocmulgee National Monument Association
Ocmulgee National Park & Preserve Initiative
OfficeMax, Inc
Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition
Ohio Archaeological Council
Ohio Environmental Council
Oil Region Alliance of Business, Industry & Tourism
Olympic Park Associates
Oneida County Tourism
Operation Green Leaves Inc.
Osprey Packs, Inc.
The OSS Society
Outdoor Afro
Outdoor Alliance
The Outdoor Foundation
Outdoor Industry Association
Outdoor Research
Outside Las Vegas Foundation
Owatonna Izaak Walton League Chapter
Oxford Natural History Club
Park and Heritage Strategies
Park County, Montana Planning & Development Board
Paso Pacifico
Pass It On - Outdoor Mentors, Inc.
Patagonia Area Resource Alliance
Patowmack Farm
Peak Adventure Travel
Peets Coffee and Tea
Pennsylvania Horticulture Society
People for a Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Philadelphia Parks Alliance
Philadelphia Zoo
Pictured Rocks Cruises, Inc.
Pilot Flying J
Plateau Action Network
Point Reyes National Seashore Association
Pollen Ranch
Porterville Chamber of Commerce
Preservation Pennsylvania
Preservation Virginia
Presidio Historical Association
Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada
Protectors Of Tule Springs
Public Land Service Coalition
Pulaski County, Georgia
Pulaski Rivers Alive, Inc.
Quantum Learning Network
A Quiet Place Yoga and Shiatsu
Radio Systems Corp
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
Railyard Stewards
Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association
Recreation Vehicle Industry Association
Reef Relief, Inc.
Regional Plan Association
Rendezvous Mountain Rentals
RESTORE: The North Woods
RHAA Landscape Architects
Rim Tours, Inc.
River Sports
Riverchase Financial Planning, LLC
Riverside Cemetery
R.J. Thomas Mfg. Co. Inc.
Roanoke River Basin Association
Rock Creek Conservancy
Rock the Earth
Rooster Hill Bed & Breakfast
Quimby Family Foundation
Salt Lake County Government
San Antonio River Authority
San Francisco Parks Alliance
San Francisco Planning and Urban Research
San Francisco Travel Association
San Jose Parks Foundation
Sandy Hook Foundation
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
Santa Cruz Valley Heritage Alliance
Santa Monica Mountains Fund
Save The Colorado River Campaign
Save the Dunes
Save Historic Arlington House
Save Our Heritage
Scenic America
School for Advanced Research
Schoolside Press
Science Now Project
Screechowl Organic Farm
Sea Turtle Restoration Project
Seattle Aquarium
Sequoia Natural History Association
Sequoia Parks Foundation
Shawnee Canning Co. Inc.
Shenandoah National Park Association
Shenandoah National Park Trust
Shenandoah River Outfitters
Sherwood Forest Camp
Shirley Heinze Land Trust
Shoshone Village
Sierra Club Calusa Group
Sierra Club Loxahatchee Group
Sierra Club-Southern Nevada Group
Silverfoot Activewear Ltd
Sitka Outdoor Recreation Coalition (Get Out, Sitka!)
Skip Horner Worldwide, Inc.
Sky Island Alliance
Smoky Mountains Hiking Club
Snow King Resort
Society for Ecological Restoration
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education
Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections
Sonoran Audubon Society
Sonoran Institute
So. Calif Desert Video Astronomers
South Carolina Recreation and Parks Assn.
South Florida Audubon Society
South San Antonio Chamber of Commerce
Southeast Alaska Conservation Council
Southeast Tourism Society
Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy
Southern Environmental Law Center
Southwest Conservation Corps
Spring Creek Animal Hospital
St. Croix River Association
Statue Cruises
Steven Gnam Photography
Stonewall Jackson Inn
Student Conservation Association
Summit Garden Club
Summit Health Institute for Research and Education, Inc.
The Sun Runner, The Magazine of the Real California Desert
Susquehanna Gateway Heritage Area
Sustainable South Bronx
Swan View Coalition
Taming the Wild Side Dog Training
Tandem Photos
Teens To Trails
Tennessee Aquatic Project and Development Group
Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning
Tennessee Civil War Preservation Association
Tennessee Clean Water Network
Texas Coalition for Conservation
Texas Conservation Alliance
Texas League of Conservation Voters
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Texas Stampede
Thompson Design Group
Thurston County, Board of County Commissioners
Tidewater Search and Rescue
Timber Trails
Timbuk2 Designs
Timucuan Trail Parks Foundation
Tour D'Epicure Virginia Cycling Adventures
Town of Estes Park, Colorado
Town of Jackson
TRF Concession Specialists of Fl, Inc
The Trustees of Reservations
Trust for America's Health
The Trust for Public Land
Trevor Clark Photography
Tucson Audubon Society
Tucson Mountains Association
Tufts Mountain Club
Tuolumne County CVB
Twinlow Camp
The Urban Environment League of Greater Miami
Urban Resource Systems
US Play Coalition
U.S. Tour Operators Association
U.S. Travel Association
USTA Georgia   
Valley Forge Convention and Visitors Bureau
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund
Villa Appalaccia Winery
Vilnis & Co. Antiques 
Virgin Timber Lumber Co.
Virginia Conservation Network
Virginia Living Museum
Volunteer Macon, Inc.
W&M Environmental Group
Waco Mammoth Foundation
Washington Parks & People
Washington's National Park Fund
Water Stone Outdoors
WaterAid Chapter at Texas State University
West Virginia Land Trust
West Yellowstone Chamber of Commerce
Western Governors' Association
Western Leisure Inc.
Western National Parks Association
Western Resource Advocates
Western States Tourism Policy Council
Whaling History Alliance
White Mountain Audubon Society, Inc.
White Mountain Youth Corps
Wild Collective
Wild River Outfitters
Wild Virginia
Wilderness Alaska
Wilderness Birding Adventures
Wilderness Corporation
Wilderness Inquiry
The Wilderness Society
Wildwater, Inc.
The Williamsburg Winery Ltd.
Williamsburg Sampler Bed & Breakfast Inn
Willistown Conservation Trust
Winter Wildlands Alliance
W. J. McCabe Chapter, Izaak Walton League of America
Wolf Haven International
Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts
Woolrich, Inc.
World Wildlife Fund
Wrangell Mountains Center
Xanterra Parks & Resorts
Yaak Valley Forest Council
Yellowstone Association
Yellowstone Basin Inn
Yellowstone Country Montana, Inc.
Yellowstone Park Foundation
YMCA Camp Coniston
Yosemite Conservancy
Yosemite Gateway Partners
Yosemite Mariposa County Tourism Bureau
Yosemite Photo
Zee Medical Service Co.
Zion Natural History Association