Interdisciplinary Resource Protection and Law – Electronic Resources for Unit C

Interdisciplinary Resource Protection and Law is a blended online and in-person class designed to teach NPS employees the competencies to recognize resource injuries and protect National Park System resources.

The links below provide supplemental information on class topics including primary legal sources, job aides, policy documents, and in-depth articles on specific topics. Click a topic to open the list.

Unit C: How to Protect Resources

This unit focuses on legal and management tools NPS employees can use to protect resources.

Archeological and Paleontological Resource Laws

Laws and Policies

Articles and Reports

NPS Websites

System Unit Resource Protection Act (SURPA)
Wildlife Laws
Pollution Laws

National Response Center


Additional Guidance

Planning and Compliance
NPS Policy
Additional NPS Websites and Resources
Environmental Protection Laws and Executive Orders
Cultural Resources Protection Laws and Executive Orders
Additional Resources
The Wilderness Act

NPS Policy

Additional Resources

Visitor Use Management

Continue to Unit D: Actions to Protect Resources When Injury Occurs

Back to Unit B: Why Protect NPS Resources

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