What is the mission of the national parks?

Our Mission. 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.
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What is the National Park Service Act?

The National Park Service Act of 1916 is a federal law that established the National Park Service (NPS), an agency of the U.S. Department of the Interior. The act gathered into a single system the fourteen national parks and twenty-one national monuments.
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What does a national park do?

The Scottish national parks have four aims: To conserve and enhance the natural and cultural heritage of the area. To promote sustainable use of the natural resources of the area. To promote understanding and enjoyment (including enjoyment in the form of recreation) of the special qualities of the area by the public.
  • Why are national parks and wildlife sanctuaries important?

    National parks, wildlife sanctuaries, and protected spaces for nature help conserve the natural world and benefit us all in many ways. Whether a National Park is giving someone space to walk and exercise, or a wildlife sanctuary is promoting conservation, these places play an important role in society.
  • How many sites are in the national park system?

    The system includes 417 areas covering more than 84 million acres in every state, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
  • How many national park sites are there?

    The National Park System encompasses 417 national park sites in the United States. They span across more than 84 million acres in each state and extend into the territories, including parks in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and Guam.
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How many national parks are there?

There are 58 national parks in the United States, many of them unsung natural oases full of majestic beauty. And while the marquee parks—Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Yosemite—are well worth visiting, there are drawbacks, namely high admission prices and enormous crowds.
  • What is the name of the oldest national park in the United States?

    Oldest National Parks In The United States
    RankNational Park, LocationDate Established
    1Yellowstone, Wyoming-Montana-IdahoMarch 1st, 1872
    2Sequoia, CaliforniaSeptember 25th, 1890
    3Yosemite, CaliforniaOctober 1st, 1890
    4Mount Rainier, WashingtonMarch 2nd, 1899
  • What is the newest national park in the US?

    Pinnacles National Monument in California was signed into law as the United States' 59th and newest national park, now bearing the name Pinnacles National Park.
  • What is the largest national park in the United States?

    Below is a list of national parks in the country, starting with the largest park.
    • Wrangell-St. Elias, Alaska (8,323,146.48 acres)
    • Gates of the Arctic, Alaska (7,423,897.45 acres)
    • Denali, Alaska (4,740,911.16 acres)
    • Katmai, Alaska (3,674,529.33 acres)
    • Death Valley, California (3,373,063.14 acres)

Updated: 17th October 2019

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