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National Parks Traveler Attains Nonprofit Status To Ensure Its Mission

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National parks are important to us all. They keep us healthy, tell stories of our country’s history, and provide an incredible backdrop for family gatherings and outdoor recreation. They’ve served those purposes for more than a century, and will hopefully meet those needs for at least another one hundred years.

That’s why we’ve transitioned National Parks Traveler into a nonprofit media organization; a 501(c)(3). The stories that need to be told, which should be told, about the parks won’t disappear once the Traveler’s current editorial team retires. Indeed, as the world becomes a more crowded place, it will become even more vital for the Traveler to cover our national parks. Are they healthy? Are they being properly managed? And, how can you make the most out of your national park visits?

Since 2005, National Parks Traveler has been the only website dedicated to daily, editorially independent coverage of the national parks, and the National Park Service. We’ve brought you stories of discovery and tragedy, of wonderment and alarm, and worked to bring more openness and understanding of management of the parks.

As a nonprofit organization, we’re inviting you to help us continue to grow our free, daily editorial coverage of the National Park System and the National Park Service. We need your tax-deductible support to afford more in-depth stories and produce wider multimedia presentations of the parks.

With your support we’ll be able to increase our staff, report on more parks, expand worldwide, and keep you informed on issues that affect our national parks. 

Whether you’re a Baby Boomer, GenXer, Millennial or Senior, the parks are a place to create memories with friends and family. You already may return year after year for the diversity, history, cultures, and natural resources preserved by the parks. Or, perhaps you’re just discovering the park system. Whatever your background, it’s experiential travel, and you’ll never forget your time in a park.

We at National Parks Traveler want our national parks to be successful. We want them to continue to inspire, amaze, and delight visitors forever. And we believe you share that goal.

As this summer’s Essential Park Guide illustrates, and the past dozen years have demonstrated, we at National Parks Traveler are passionate about the parks, and we believe you are, too. Going forward in our new organizational structure, and with your ongoing support, we can greatly build on our coverage and ensure that future generations have a daily resource they can turn to for the latest information on national parks.

Please help us in our mission, to inform, educate, and advocate for our national parks.

To donate, either pick your level of contribution below or, if you prefer, send a check to National Parks Traveler, P.O. Box 980452, Park City, UT 94098.

U.S. RESIDENTS: 100% OF YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR A TAX DEDUCTION IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE LAW. REGISTRATION IN A STATE DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION OF NATIONAL PARKS TRAVELER BY THE STATE.

Click here for more information, including how to obtain a copy of our latest Financial Report and Registration.

 

Please Support Independent National Park Journalism

Use the links below to make your donation to National Parks Traveler via PayPal, or send your check to National Parks Traveler, P.O. Box 980452, Park City, Utah, 84098. The Traveler is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit media organization. For U.S. residents, 100 percent of your contributions may be eligible for a tax deduction in accordance with applicable law. 

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Congratulations, Kurt. Good work.

 


sounds like a good idea. 

what is the governance structure for the non-profit? 


A board of directors is in place to oversee the nonprofit, George.


Awesome!  I've always thought that the thoughtful\, careful, comprehensive news of our parks should be considered thus!

My husband and I will figure out how we can best contribute! 

All good wishes!


Congrats Kurt 


Long overdue.  I know about the trials of establishing and funding a non profit.  Congratulations. You can expect a donation from my folks soon.


What are the differences between levels of support other than the monetary amount?  Does the Yellowstone level get more "percs" than the Sequoia level?


At this point there's no difference other than the dollar amount, Nancy. 


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