The University of Arizona

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Celebrating the Anniversary of the National Park Service

Friday, August 21, 2015

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 marks the 99th anniversay of the establishment of the National Park Service. The National Park Service protects and provides access to some of the most beautiful natural sites in the United States, as well as important historical and heritage sites. Because these lands are protected, they allow scientists like those at SNRE to conduct important research that will help to conserve these ecosystems for future generations.

SNRE has been honored to have many research, outreach, and administrative partnerships with the National Park Service, including SNRE’s collaboration with the Desert Southwest Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (DSCESU), a cooperative network of federal, university, and non-governmental agencies studying and managing natural and cultural resources in the Southwest. SNRE hosts the DSCESU, which is headed by Sallie Hejl of the National Park Service. 

Sallie Hejl on the National Park Service and the upcoming centennial: "National Park Service is a partner of three Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Units in its Intermountain Region: Desert Southwest Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Colorado Plateu Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, and Rocky Mountain Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit.  In celebration of the Centennial, several park managers and university professors will give presentations on Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit projects at the Biennial conference of science and management of the Colorado Plateau and Southwest this fall at Northern Arizona University (October 5-8, 2015).  Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit partners will be sharing what they have learned about the conservation of natural and cultural resources in parks with other resource professionals from throughout Southwest."

Learn more about NPS and their upcoming centennial

Grand Canyon National Park HDR - Mather Point Sunrise by tombricker is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.