About the National Park Service

The National Park Service, a bureau of the Department of the Interior, is entrusted with administering approximately 84,000,000 acres of land throughout nearly 400 national park units in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam. The mission of the National Park Service is to preserve unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the national park system for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. This is accomplished through a deeply committed workforce of approximately 27,000 employees (both permanent and temporary) and partnerships with nonprofit organizations, state and local governments, and private industries.

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