Volcanic spires and California condors lure visitors to Pinnacles National Park. Formerly and national monument, we helped see that this climber’s paradise was upgraded to a national park in January, 2013.
America’s National Parks, one of the greatest conservation legacies in the world, contain more than 84 million acres of American treasures, from untouched wilderness to historic battlefields marred by war - all protected by the National Park Service.
With passage of the Wilderness Act of 1964 (P.L. 88-577; 16 USC 1131-1136), the United States charted a course new in the history of nations — to preserve some of the country's last remaining wild places in order to protect their natural processes and values from development. Today, thanks to the wisdom, foresight, and perseverance of many dedicated individuals, current and future generations will enjoy an enduring wilderness — in reality and in spirit.