Petroglyph National Monument

Petroglyph National Monument


Centennial Initiative 2016

Centennial Vision

On August 25, 2006- the 90th anniversary of the National Park Service - Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne launched the National Park Centennial Initiative to prepare national parks for another century of conservation, preservation and enjoyment. Since then the National Park Service asked citizens, park partners, experts and other stakeholders what they envisioned for a second century of national parks.

A nationwide series of more than 40 listening sessions produced more than 6,000 comments that helped to shape five centennial goals. The goals and vision were presented to President Bush and to the American people on May 31st in a report called The Future of America's National Parks.

Every national park staff took their lead from this report and created local centennial strategies to describe their vision and desired accomplishments by 2016. This is just the first year, and there are many great things to come as the National Park Service prepares to celebrate 100 years!


The Petroglyph National Monument Bookstore is operated by Western National Parks Association, a private, non-profit organization, whose mission is to promote preservation of the national park system and its resources by creating greater public appreciation through interpretation, education, and research.

WNPA operates 62 bookstores at national parks and monuments in the western United States. Net proceeds are used to support the interpretive and research programs of the parks.