National Park Service (NPS)

Definition - What does National Park Service (NPS) mean?

The National Park Service is an agency of the federal government of the United States that is responsible for managing all the national parks, American national monuments and various other historical and conservation properties. The agency was established through the National Park Service Organic Act by the congress in the year 1916. It preserves the cultural and natural values and resources of National Parks for the purposes of inspiration, having fun and education for the present and future generation.

Petropedia explains National Park Service (NPS)

The National Park Service is responsible for taking care of all the national parks in the country. Some national parks celebrate notable achievements and people, and other parks conserve the elegant natural wonders and landscapes and offer a place to learn and have fun. The agency stands by these guiding principles:

  • Provide excellent services to the park partners and visitors.
  • Collaborate with the state, federal, local and tribal governments, private business and organizations toward attaining the common goals.
  • Educate the general public and park visitors about the common heritage and history of the parks.
  • Offer opportunities to the citizens to actively participate in the actions and decisions.
  • Share the technical expertise and information with the private and public land managers.
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