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.
Please also read: Yellowstone story commemorating centennial US National Park Service
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.