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Second Century Commission Releases Report, Features Santa Monica Mountains

Santa Monica and other cities as seen from the Santa Monica Mountains | Photo by Ian Shive via the 2nd Century Report
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In 2016, the National Park System will enter its second century. With that, come a new set of problems--population, development, global warming--that did not exist when the series of public lands were dedicated nearly 100 years ago.The nonprofit National Parks Conservation Association last year brought together 30 leaders from various fields to form the Second Century Commission. They set out to develop a twenty-first century vision for the National Park Service, which was released today, as excitement builds for the premier of Ken Burns' 12-hour film about the parks (LAist interviewed Burns last Spring about the project).