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The NPS Aviation Program is unique, challenging and the one of most diverse and complex of any aviation programs within the Department of the Interior.
Park staff are likely to be the 1st responders to an EMS incident. All NPS staff are encouraged to have training in CPR, AED use, and basic first aid.
A CUA is a permit that authorizes suitable commercial services to a park that are determined to be an appropriate use of the park.
Find aviation training that meets standards for natural resource agencies at the Interagency Aviation Training website.
The Reference Manual 60 - Aviation Management provides detailed guidance to NPS personnel engaged in aviation management activities.
An inter-agency guide to the collaborative stewardship of America's National Wilderness Preservation System (NWPS).
Informational article about the improvements being made in terms of employee health and wellness and where to find more information.
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.
Learn about Emergency Preparedness & Emergency Operations plans for incident management at the park level and management/relief for emergency situations.
This 4 page PDF provides useful tips to help trainers select effective instructional strategies and technologies as they design a course or class.
Learn more about the reasons behind the legislative decision to transition NPS codes from Title 16 to Title 54.
This article explains and defends the "contradictory mandate" inherent in the Organic Act of 1916.
Learn some fun training games and activities to incorporate in your training sessions or meetings that will engage participants.
This article provides tips for the perfect desk configuration for your teaching style, your students, and your classroom space.
The Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute provides scientific research services for the four National Wilderness Preservation System (NWPS) agencies.
Government employees must adhere to specific guidelines regarding the handling of records. The handling of special park use permit records is no different.
This annotated list contains some of the many important laws that apply directly and indirectly to the daily operations of the National Park Service.
What It Is Reference Manual #41: Wilderness Stewardship provides comprehensive guidance to National Park Service employees responsible for managing and preserving wilderness character and wilderness resources throughout the NPS system. RM-41 serves as Level 3 guidance, and includes relevant legislation, regulations, Management Policies, other instructions or requirements issued through Director’s Order #41, as well as
Competencies correlate with job performance, can be measured against well-accepted performance standards, and can be improved through training
The National Wildfire Coordinating Group provides information on training and qualifications, publications, tools and resources for wildfire personnel.
The VAP is to serve victims of crime. The VAP ensures victims are advised of their rights, given access to services, and treated with dignity and respect.
Director's Order #50B provides guidelines for NPS employees in reference to managing risk on the job, no matter what position they hold.
What It Is Director’s Order 41 – Wilderness Stewardship provides accountability, consistency, and continuity in the National Park Service (NPS) wilderness stewardship program, and guides servicewide efforts in meeting the requirements of the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131-1136). This Order clarifies, where necessary, specific provisions of Management Policies 2006 and establishes specific instructions and requirements.
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
Wilderness is a valuable resource and must be protected. This tool will help you determine whether a wilderness permit should be issued.