• Thanks to your support, 2016 was a record-breaking year for Kids to Parks Day! Watch our KTP Day 2016 summary video.​

    Mapping our progress


  • Since 1983, NPT has supported and assisted in acquiring inholdings and in developing public and private partnerships to promote the acquisition and preservation of parks, wildlife refuges, historic landmarks, public lands, and water ways. We have completed more than 100 park projects benefiting 49 national park units and other public lands in 33 states. To learn more about about our work and how you can get involved, contact Dick Ring, NPT Park Projects Director.

  • Buddy Bison® School Program: Because Kids Need Parks and Parks Need Kids

    The Buddy Bison school program was created in 2009 to engage diverse children from Title I schools with their local, state and national parks to teach environmental education and the numerous benefits of outdoor recreation. If parks are to survive, the face of those parks must change and under-served communities must have access to these local cultural and environmental resources. More than 80% of the students in the Buddy Bison school program qualify for free or reduced-priced lunch, predominantly in inner city communities. This program has been used in 60 schools across the country in grades pre-K through 8th in public, public charter and private schools across the country (20 states and Washington D.C.).

    This experiential learning program enhances existing school curricula throughout the year with emphasis on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) as well as history, language arts, reading, geography, the arts, and outdoor recreation. Students also learn about the careers of professionals who support our parks-- and the importance of stewarding our public lands. And in addition to bringing kids to parks, we bring parks to kids by arranging schools visits from our many conservation partners.

    To learn more about how you can get involved, contact Billy Schrack, NPT Director of Youth Programs.

harryreid1National Park Trust is pleased to announce that Senator Harry Reid of Nevada will receive the 2008 Bruce F. Vento Award.


Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Reception - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.


101 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

Senator Reid will be recognized for his pivotal role in protecting the Arctic, his work to establish Great Basin National Park and the Desert Protection Act, and his work to preserve Lake Tahoe.

In 2003 Senator Reid introduced the Yellowstone Protection Act which controls the use of snowmobiles in our national parks. Most recently, he supports the increased National Park Service budget for the 2008 fiscal year -- the largest increase in park operations funding every proposed.

To Purchase tickets or to learn about how you can become a sponsor, please contact:

Danielle Otsuka at 800-308-4562 or
via email at ventoawardevent@odellsimms.com

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