National Park Service

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Noun1.National Park Service - an agency of the Interior Department responsible for the national parksNational Park Service - an agency of the Interior Department responsible for the national parks
Department of the Interior, DoI, Interior Department, Interior - the United States federal department charged with conservation and the development of natural resources; created in 1849
bureau, federal agency, government agency, agency, office, authority - an administrative unit of government; "the Central Intelligence Agency"; "the Census Bureau"; "Office of Management and Budget"; "Tennessee Valley Authority"
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ACTIVIST Scots-born John Muir founded the US national park system
Often heralded as the father of the national park system here, Ugalde has played a major role in protecting 5,000 square miles of parks and nature refuges--about 25 percent of Costa Rica's land surface--thereby establishing the country as a star of eco-tourism.
Constitution, which is the supreme law of the United States, gives Congress the authority to develop laws governing the management of the National Park System.
Through system-wide analysis and the study of 12 individual parks, the report shows that the National Park System, including parks such as Denali, play a major role in attracting and sustaining local businesses and communities in areas near parks.
Natural Museums is both a survey of early parks and a scholarly study of the national park system as a whole, examining the changing purposes and significance of the parks system for future generations.
There may be more grandiose lodges in the National Park system, but it can be argued there is none more elegant.
Asked last week about the massive maintenance backlog in America's national park system, Interior Secretary Gale Norton replied that the system was like an old house habitually in need of repairs.
Upon returning from the expedition, Moran's work and Jackson's photographs were circulated through the halls of Congress and led the legislative body to create Yellowstone National Park and eventually the National Park System in 1916.
National Park Service has selected Timberline's Estimating and Model Estimating software to handle estimating for construction, repair/rehabilitation, and preventative maintenance for all its facilities throughout the National Park System.
These species are found throughout the National Park System from the Virgin Islands to Maine, Alaska, and American Samoa.
Part I covers the early history of the National Park System, federal commissions that acquired Indian territory by forced land sales and nefarious policies intended to negate tribal land claims, and congressional actions from 1950 to 1980 to expand and develop parks at the expense of native sovereignty.

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