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The Organic Act created the National Park Service (NPS) 100 years ago. The NPS centennial anniversary will be celebrated this year!
On August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed the act creating the National Park Service, a new federal bureau in the Department of the Interior responsible for protecting the 35 national parks and monuments then managed by the department and those yet to be established.
This “Organic Act” states that “the Service thus established shall promote and regulate the use of the Federal areas known as national parks, monuments and reservations…by such means and measures as conform to the fundamental purpose of the said parks, monuments and reservations, which purpose is to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.”
By the Act of March 1, 1872, Congress established Yellowstone National Park in the Territories of Montana and Wyoming “as a public park or pleasuring-ground for the benefit and enjoyment of the people” and placed it “under exclusive control of the Secretary of the Interior.”
Later, additional national parks and monuments were administered by the Department of the Interior, while others were administered by the War Department and the Forest Service of the Department of Agriculture. No single agency provided unified management of the varied federal parklands….thus, the need for the establishment of the National Park Service.
The Organic act created the National Park Service 100 years ago. The NPS celebrates its centennial anniversary this year!
Scenic Wonders thanks the Yosemite National Park Service for all its dedication to preserving Yosemite National Park.
Scenic Wonders invites you to visit Yosemite National Park this year. Stay in one of our cozy Yosemite West vacation homes or condominiums. We provide the hot chocolate!!! Call our reservation desk at 1-888-YOSEMITE.