College

College of Agricultural, Food, and Environmental Sciences

Department

Experience Industry Management Department

Degree Name

BS in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration

Date

6-2019

Advisor(s)

Brian Greenwood

Abstract/Summary

Sustainability and conservation practices are becoming increasingly more important for the health of the planet. Individuals and organizations implementing these practices can help stop the planet from degrading beyond a point of recovery. The purpose of this study was to examine the environmental sustainability and conservation biology practices of the National Parks Service. The organization’s website was the primary source of information in addition to third party sources including other organizations’ websites. Major findings and conclusions of the study include the National Park Service’s commitment to constantly improving the technology and techniques implemented, the organization’s dedication to sustainability and conservation projects, and the quick action and sustainable decision making that are incorporated into the organization. Some recommendations include continuously educating employees on better ways to recognize troubled species, remaining educated on new technology that emerges to help improve current practices, and continuously implementing practices that maintain and enhance natural resources.

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