The National Park Service

Please enjoy learning more about our organization!

Meet our best employees across the county:

Kellie Wanhanen- Wildland Firefighter at Rocky Mountain National Park
Shreya Komandla- Archaeologist at Yellowstone National Park
Brianna Barth- Botantist at Yosemite National Park
Vaffa Daneshjou- Park Ranger at Big Bend National Park
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Purpose

The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.

How we manage land

The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world.

Practices for land use

Some national parks used to be used for things like mining and grazing and for their timber but are mostly only used for recreational and educational purposes.

Sustainable Practices

The repair and retrofitting of existing and historic buildings is considered by many to be the ultimate recycling project, and focusing on historic buildings has added benefits for the larger community.

Criticisms

There has been a constant struggle with what historical information to share as far as controversial ideas, including politics and religion.

goals of service

Our goal is to preserve and protect the natural and cultural resources for future generations as well as educate tomorrow’s leaders.

Goals of Human Interaction

Exceptional training and development opportunities will inspire outstanding individual and agency performance that achieves the NPS mission within a changing environment.

Amount of Land

The system includes 408 areas covering more than 84 million acres in every state

Relative Laws, Policies, and regulations

National Park Service Organic Act (1916)- established National Park Service.

Policies- designed to improve management of national parks. Not enforceable by law.

Ex. Management policies (2006)- content and design of brochures.

Regulations- implementing laws and enforcing policies. Violations can be punished by fines, imprisonment, etc. pet regulations, metal detector regulations, alcoholic beverages in parks.

Locations

Our HQ is in Washington DC. We have 7 regional directors. Parks are located all over the United States.

UN International Category

National Parks

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