Unite the Parks

Extending Nature's Reach

Who, Why & What

We are a passionate collection of unique individuals who support preserving federal land for people and wildlife. We believe that wildlife and human life are deeply intertwined and that it is our responsibility to care for each other and for the natural world. So we're doing just that. Our primary focus area is the federal land between Yosemite and Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks. By protecting more than one million acres and three major watersheds, we hope to revitalize the forest and preserve it for future generations, while encouraging recreation, outdoor immersion and a healthy lifestyle. We are also support the development of a non-motorized trails system. Need more information? Below are specific answers to common questions and links to report for those eager to learn more. ​You can also contact us at director@unitetheparks.org. Thanks.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Sierra National Forest & Our Proposal

Pacific Fishers - This species was about to be listed as endangered.

Learn about this cute forest carnivore. Start with a one-page summary or read the full report to get detailed information on its habitat needs.

Sierra Nevada Fire Management - What is the most effective way to manage fire? Fighting Fire with Fire

The USDA has some startling statistics on forest lands management. We need an  effective controlled burn  program for our remaining trees. Get the stats.

A National Monument or a National Park? What's the difference?

Parks and monuments are managed in a variety of ways, depending on the policies in place. Read up. .

Economic Benefits - Parks, protected areas and monuments permanently sustain local economies.

Protected places makes economic sense. Here's why. In general, the economy in the Sierra Nevada region is driven by tourism and recreation, but the existing management style outside of our National Parks does not reflect that reality.

Special Species & the State of the Sierra Nevada

We need a healthy Sierra Nevada for our own health and wellness and for the vitals: clean air and fresh water. But it turns out, many special status species live in the Sierra and need protected habitat as well; read the report

Health Benefits

Time outside benefits us inside and outGo for a walk. Listen to Oprah.