Thank you for joining me this month in honoring our public lands, and the people that care for them. The National Park Service was founded 100 years ago on August 25, 1916 “to preserve and protect the natural and cultural resources for future generations; to provide opportunities to experience, understand and enjoy the park consistent with the preservation of resources in a state of nature; and to celebrate the ongoing peace, friendship, and goodwill among nations, recognizing the need for cooperation in a world of shared resources.” ( We can show our respect of the land and future generations:

1. By not defacing rocks, trees, or artifacts
2. By minimizing your personal impact on the environment
3. By not littering, and responsibly disposing of smoking materials
4. By making certain your campfire is dead-out
5. By teaching children how to enjoy the great outdoors
6. By developing a spiritual understanding of nature
7. By purchasing an annual parks pass, hunting or fishing license
8. By following all use, hunting, and fishing ethics
9. By voting for enviro-friendly candidates and legislation
10. By getting involved with environmentally active civic groups

Here is a link to my album of National Park posters. More will be added in coming months:

Here is a link providing instructions on how to set Doug Rudnik Photography as a “See First” preference in your newsfeed:

Here is a link to the National Forest Service centennial page: