National Park Service
The National Park Service is responsible for managing the conservation of and access to 59 national parks and hundreds of historically and culturally significant monuments, landmarks, and memorials throughout the United States. While the parks, wilderness, and recreation areas provide vital habitat for wildlife and ecosystems to flourish, the National Park Service regulates human access and usage based on location, economic conditions, social considerations, environmental sensitivity, and legislative mandates so that America’s federal lands are able to be enjoyed by both current and future generations.
Additionally, the National Park Service collaborates with other federal, state, local, and non-government agencies to provide educational resources and opportunities to experience responsible stewardship and conservation of the park resources for all visitors. As part of its management practices, the National Park Service partners with federal, state, local, and non-government partners to work toward common goals in human dimensions and conservation of public lands. Sharing technical expertise and scientific information allows for an integration of research findings to improve the park experience for everyone.
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. 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.