National Park Service
The protected areas in the National Park System (NPS) include representative examples of all the nation’s ecosystems and biomes. These parklands, which comprise some of the most intact natural landscapes in our nation, are dynamic systems.
Why Scenario Planning for the NPS?
In order to make sure that our national parks are prepared for making ecosystems more resilient to the effects of climate change, the National Park Service (NPS) has made scenario planning one of its major goals for the next 10 years (Jarvis 2009). There are good reasons for this new focus.
Why Joshua Tree?
Visitors from around the world are drawn to California’s Joshua Tree National Park, with its iconic namesake plants and massive, rugged rock formations.