Permits, Laws, Planning, Fire Management
National Park Service staff and the employees at Martin Van Buren NHS are continually at work planning and conducting research so that the resources entrusted to our care and visitors who come to learn are served in the best manner possible. Located here are links to several of the numerous studies and plans produced on a variety of park management issues and resource topics. Especially important is the General Management Planning (GMP) process begun in 2008. Please explore the GMP and comment on it.
Did You Know?
In the 1848 Presidential election, Martin Van Buren ran as the candidate for a new third party. The Free-Soil Party was group of disaffected Democrats opposed to the extension of slavery into the south-western territories captured from Mexico during the Mexican-American War. Martin Van Buren was the presidential candidate and Charles Francis Adams was chosen as Van Buren’s running mate. The Free-Soil Party received 10% of the popular vote in 1848 but no electoral votes. The Whig candidate and Mexican War hero Zachary Taylor won the Presidency in 1848.