8:17am

Thu January 31, 2013
National Parks

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


  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.

Guests:

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

Brent Plater, executive director of the Wild Equity Institute

Resources:

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

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