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What We Do

Beyond the parks, NPS is part of a national preservation network of partners who are committed to the importance of the nation’s cultural heritage and its preservation.

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The Cultural Resources, Partnerships and Science directorate focuses its strategies in the following areas:

  • Preserve cultural resources in cooperation with Indian tribes, Alaska Native villages and corporations, Native Hawaiian organizations, states, territories, local governments, nonprofit organizations, property owners, individuals, and other partners
  • Provide leadership in research and use of advanced technologies to improve the preservation of the nation’s cultural heritage
  • Establish standards and guidance for managing cultural resources within the National Park System and communities nationwide
  • Enhance public understanding and appreciation for the nation’s cultural heritage
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