From natural landscapes like mountains, forests and rivers to historical artifacts and ruins, the national park system was created to protect some of America's most beautiful and culturally significant places. Along with safeguarding these national treasures for their own sake, our national parks
have become places for outdoor recreation, education and enjoyment.
But the national parks don't exist in a vacuum. While protected, they're still vulnerable to threats such as climate change
and overcrowding from visitors. If we want to preserve and save our national parks and public lands for future generations, we need to protect them now.