Today on Your Call: What does it take to preserve wild land today?

Jan 31, 2013

  On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the value of National Parks.  Just this month, President Obama signed a bill making the Pinnacles National Monument, East of Monterey, the nation's 59th National Park. How does this change our interaction with a place?   What are we learning about bringing people into nature without harming the wilderness?  Join us at 10am Pacific Time or post a comment here.  It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


Neal Desai, Pacific Region associate director for the National Parks Conservation Association

Brent Plater, executive director of the Wild Equity Institute


National Parks Conservation Association

Wild Equity Institute

Wild Equity: Restore Sharp Park 

NPCA: Parks in Jeopardy 

Bay Area Open Space Council

Friends of Pinnacles

Mercury News: Pinnacles becomes a national park -- the closest to Bay Area

KCET: A Brief History of Pinnacles National Park

KQED: Our Newest National Park: Pinnacles National Monument

National Atlas: A National Monument, Memorial, Park . . . What's the Difference?

LA Times: Back to the Wild in Pt. Reyes 

LA Times: Pinnacles National Park is Nation’s Newest Park

Huffington Post: Obama Declares Chimney Rock a National Monument 

ABC News: Home of Cesar Chavez becomes latest National Monument 

Fort Ord National Monument

Sierra Club: Obama’s Monumental Opportunity 

National Park Service: Famous Quotes Concerning the National Parks