Centennial of the U.S. National Park Service

Centennial of the U.S. National Park Service is commemorating in these days! (Part 2)

August 25, 2016 is the 100th Birthday of the National Park Service. Starting with Yellowstone in 1872 there are over 400 units in the National Park Service today.

National Park Service

The National Park Service is an agency of the United States federal government that manages all U.S. national parks, many American national monuments, and other conservation and historical properties with various title designations.

It was created on August 25, 1916, by Congress through the National Park Service Organic Act and is an agency of the United States Department of the Interior.

The National Park Service is charged with a dual role of preserving the ecological and historical integrity of the places entrusted to its management while also making them available and accessible for public use and enjoyment.

The National Park Service oversee 413 units, of which 59 are designated national parks.

The National Park Service is also one of four U.S. Federal agencies responsible to implement a Wilderness Act.

More can be read here, or read about inspiring US Parks here. Read also about how to visit the US Parks on a budget.

Vlado Vancura

Vlado Vancura is the Deputy Chairman and Director of wilderness of the European Wilderness Society and is based in Liptovsky Hradok, Slovakia.

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One thought on “Centennial of the U.S. National Park Service

  • August 26, 2016 at 17:48
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    The NPS and our parks are one of THE BEST things about being an American. Thank you for this Vlado.

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