• Our mission is to preserve parks and create park stewards for tomorrow. Since 1983, we have completed more than 100 park projects benefiting 49 national park units and other public lands in 33 states. Furthermore, to foster future park enthusiasts and stewards, we launched in 2009 our Buddy Bison school program and in 2011 Kids to Parks Day, our nationwide day of play. Watch this video to learn more about our work and the impact of your support.

    Mapping our progress

    2014 ANNUAL REPORT

  • Since 1983, NPT has supported and assisted in acquiring inholdings and in developing public and private partnerships to promote the acquisition and preservation of parks, wildlife refuges, historic landmarks, public lands, and water ways. We have completed more than 100 park projects benefiting 49 national park units and other public lands in 33 states. To learn more about about our work and how you can get involved, contact Dick Ring, NPT Park Projects Director.  

  • Buddy Bison School Program: Because Kids Need Parks and Parks Need Kids

    The Buddy Bison school program was created in 2009 to engage diverse children from Title I schools with their local, state and national parks to teach environmental education and the numerous benefits of outdoor recreation. If parks are to survive, the face of those parks must change and under-served communities must have access to these local cultural and environmental resources.   More than 80% of the students in the Buddy Bison school program qualify for free or reduced-priced lunch, predominantly in inner city communities.  This program has been used in 60 schools across the country in grades pre-K through 8th in public, public charter and private schools across the country (20 states and Washington D.C.).  

    This experiential learning program enhances existing school curricula throughout the year with emphasis on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) as well as history, language arts, reading, geography, the arts, and outdoor recreation. Students also learn about the careers of professionals who support our parks-- and the importance of stewarding our public lands. And in addition to bringing kids to parks, we bring parks to kids by arranging schools visits from our many conservation partners.

    To learn more about how you can get involved, contact Billy Schrack, NPT Education Director.




As the lead executive for Sustainability at Caesars Entertainment, Gwen Migita drives the development and execution of Caesars industry leading and award winning sustainability strategy; CodeGreen. She directs an enterprise-wide CodeGreen Steering Committee and serves as the corporate leader of thirty property CodeGreen Teams. Gwen also manages external relationships and stakeholder strategies for Caesars environmental programs.

In her capacity as Community Engagement leader, Gwen directs corporate charitable giving, community relations, and HERO employee volunteer policies for the organization’s 70,000 employees at forty properties throughout the United States and internationally. Gwen also handles Community Affairs on behalf of the privately funded Caesars Foundation. In 2010,Caesars Entertainment contributed $12 million1 to philanthropic causes while employees reported 132,000 volunteer hours in local communities.

Gwen serves on the UN Foundation’s Global Sustainable Tourism Council Market Access Committee, Conservation International’s Business & Sustainability Council, Las Vegas Water Conservation Coalition Executive Board, President of Green Chips, and Human Rights Campaign National Board of Governors Executive Committee.