FPL History


FPL Today

The Future Park Leaders of Emerging Change (FPL) is sponsored and managed by the National Park Service (NPS) and the Ecological Society of America. The FPL program supports paid internships to address resource management issues arising from global drivers of environmental change in national parks.

The FPL program recognizes that powerful global drivers of environmental change pose significant challenges for the NPS during its second century. Both individually and cumulatively, these drivers can bring changes to national parks that are novel, rapid, and/or large-scale. FPL internship projects support response efforts to emerging management issues arising from such drivers within the context of the National Park System.