Document Type

Opinion

Publication Date

9-1-2016

Department

Environmental Studies

Abstract

On the occasion of the National Parks centennial comes an irreverent question: Are the parks still relevant?

Famously christened as America's "best idea" by writer Wallace Stegner and reaffirmed in Ken Burns' 2009 PBS documentary, it seems brazen, if not blasphemous, to pose the question. [excerpt]

Required Publisher's Statement

Original version is available from Philly.com at http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/20160901_Commentary__Are_national_parks_still_relevant_.html

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