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These laws represent highlights from key environmental legislation that contributes to the preservationist nature of the NPS.
What It Is The policies contained in Chapter 6: Wilderness Preservation and Management provide guidance in the management of designated, recommended, potential and proposed wilderness areas located within National Park Service lands. Covered topics include: Wilderness eligibility considerations Resource management Scientific activities Fire management Trails and campsites Signage Native American access and use Rights-of-way Why It
NAGPRA addresses the rights of lineal descendants, Indian tribes, and Native Hawaiian organizations to Native American cultural items.
Tips for keeping your drinking water supply safe when you're using less of it.
A park compendium focuses on protecting public safety and preserving the natural and cultural resources that make NPS sites unique. Learn more here!
Section 106: Step Three, Assess Adverse Effects
The National Historic Preservation Act requires federal projects to follow the 106 process. Step Two: Identify Historic Properties
Learn more about the requirements for operating both manned and unmanned aircraft in the National Park Service.
This recorded webinar informs affected employees about the implementation of the new Park Ranger (I) Standard Position Descriptions and the potential impact to their own positions.
The act authorizes the American Battlefield Protection Program to partner, administer grants, and undertake studies to preserve our battlefield heritage.
Learn about the importance of Section 106 and how the loss of Penn Station in New York helped lead to the passage of the National Historic Preservation Act.
Service and comfort animals are a part of everyday life for many NPS employees. This article guides you on how to manage requests for animals in park housing.
Access Section 106 sample letters to help you craft your own! These letters are real life examples from previous projects to use as a guide.
Section 106: Step One, Initiate the Process.
The National Historic Preservation Act requires federal projects to follow the 106 process. Step Four: Resolve Adverse Effects.
The Determinations of Eligibility are regulations that provide guidance in evaluating if a property is eligible for inclusion in the National Register.
Director's Order #28 requires the protection and management of cultural resources in NPS custody through effective research, planning, and stewardship.
This order sets forth policy and assigns responsibilities for administering the Fee Program, including legal requirements, roles and types of fees.
Learn about the importance of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act in this engaging and brief video.
The purpose of this Director’s Order is to provide direction to NPS personnel who interact with Members of Congress and congressional staff.
Policy Memorandum 13-01 establishes an updated policy for National Park Service (NPS) employees driving on official travel.
What It Is Reference Manual #18 – Wildland Fire Management contains the most detailed and comprehensive instructions for implementing servicewide wildland fire management programs for the National Park Service. The manual provides NPS field employees: Legal references, Operating policies, Standards, Procedures, General information, Recommendations, and Examples to assist them in carrying out NPS Management Policies and
The Reference Manual 60 - Aviation Management provides detailed guidance to NPS personnel engaged in aviation management activities.
This handbook synthesizes the legal and policy requirements and considerations related to NEPA and associated guidance applicable to the NPS.
On December 19, 2014 the U.S. Congress enacted Title 54 of the United States Code devoted solely to the laws applicable to the National Park Service.