seventy four years Western National Parks Association (WNPA) has worked
to raise money for education in national parks. Still, few people
know why and how a National Park Service cooperating association
The board of directors, staff, and park service partners of WNPA
have created a document to make our mission clear to all those interested
in national parks. Our Strategic Plan for 2013-2015 describes how
we perceive our mission and how we intend to accomplish it.
Cooperating associations are authorized by Congress to manage sales
areas in national parks and donate the proceeds to the park or parks
in which they operate. WNPA serves sixty-six national park areas
in the western United States and has donated millions of
dollars in aid in its seventy+ years of operation. The aid has enhanced
the experience of visitors to national parks by providing programs,
publications, and research.
WNPA's Strategic Plan explains how we intend to continue to aid
the national parks. Although its scope is broad, we have focused
on the next three years to keep the plan flexible and responsive.
We have set straightforward yet comprehensive goals and measurable
objectives we will achieve by 2015. These goals will hold us accountable
as we meet the challenges of a geographically and thematically diverse
The plan is a map, not a boundary. WNPA intends to continue supporting
the national parks for at least another seventy years. Our hope
is that this strategic plan will serve as a foundation for future
strategic plans that lead us toward that goal.
The full plan is available in Adobe PDF format for download.
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