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.
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.
- Without them we would die. The leaves of plants make fresh air. Their roots hold the soil together, which stops erosion and helps keep our waterways clean. National parks have lots of plants so they play a big part in keeping our environment healthy.
- Mackinac National Park was a United States National Park that existed from 1875 to 1895 on Mackinac Island in northern Michigan making it the second American National Park after Yellowstone National Park in the Rocky Mountains.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- Oldest National Parks In The United States
Rank National Park, Location Date Established 1 Yellowstone, Wyoming-Montana-Idaho March 1st, 1872 2 Sequoia, California September 25th, 1890 3 Yosemite, California October 1st, 1890 4 Mount Rainier, Washington March 2nd, 1899
- 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.
- 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