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Your Call: Preserving our National Parks for future generations

National Park Service


On the August 24th edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss threats currently facing national parks.

On August 25th 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed the act creating the National Park Service (NPS), bringing 35 parks and monuments under federal oversight. Today, the NPS protects more than 400 areas encompassing 84 million acres. Climate change, development, years of under funding, and other issues pose serious challenges to preserving these cultural and historic sites. How should we protect and conserve our national treasures for future generations? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.


Audrey Peterman, board member of the National Parks Conservation Association, the Association of Partners for Public Lands, the National Parks Promotion Council, and co-author of Legacy on the Land: A Black Couple Discovers Our National Inheritance and Tells Why Every American Should Care


Ileene Anderson, senior scientist for the Center for Biological Diversity

Web Resources:

Huffington Post: Audrey Peterman

National Park Conservation Association

Center for Biological Diversity

The Washington Post: America’s natural heritage

National Geographic: Top 10 Issues Facing National Parks

Defenders of Wildlife

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.