Public lands set aside to provide biological, scenic, and recreational opportunities. No mining, grazing or timber harvesting are allowed. Administered by the U.S. Department of Interior Park Service.
Administered by the National Park Service, national parks are lands and coastal areas of great scenic, ecological, or historical importance. They are managed with the dual goals of protection and providing public access.
Public lands administered by USDI National Park Service. These public lands are managed exclusively for the preservation of their natural resources. The National Park Service also manages National Monuments and Historic Sites. It is distinct from the USDA Forest Service in that logging, mining, and grazing are forbidden. Congress has tried to sell our National Parks, because they want the resources available for extraction. One national park is in the Umpqua basin is Crater Lake National Park.
A large area of land preserved in its natural state as public property.
A open recreational area that has been designated for park use by federal authorities.
The first National Park was designated in 1949 to preserve and enhance the natural beauty of certain areas whilst promoting their enjoyment by the public. There are now II National Parks in England and Wales.