Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

National Park Service, NPS

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_1675

On August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed an act to set up the National Park Service (NPS), which is entrusted with the management of 35 national parks, national monuments and future national parks. The NPS is under the U.S. Department of the Interior and has stable administrative functions. With extensive experience in the planning and management of national parks and the long-standing and strong financial support of the federal government, the NPS has promoted the best practises of management and science-based creation of parks for its global counterparts. The NPS is designed to conserve the natural and cultural resources and values of the national park system for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of current and future generations. The NPS works with its partners to develop world-class working mechanisms for natural and cultural preservation.

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