MANAGE the natural and cultural resources of the National Park System to increase resilience in the face of climate change and other stressors.
CULTIVATE excellence in science and scholarship as a foundation for park planning, policy, decision making, and education.
ACHIEVE a standard of excellence in cultural and natural resource stewardship that serves as a model throughout the world.
COLLABORATE with other land managers and partners to create, restore, and maintain landscape-scale connectivity.
TO ACHIEVE THESE GOALS BY 2016, the National Park Service will:
Promote large landscape conservation to support healthy ecosystems and cultural resources. To achieve this goal we will protect continuous corridors in five geographic regions through voluntary partnerships across public and private lands and waters, and by targeting a portion of the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund to make strategic land acquisitions within national parks.
A Call to Action: Preparing for a Second Century of Stewardship and Engagement. August 23, 2013