Visitor and Resource Protection
"...to promote and regulate the use of the...national parks...which purpose is to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wildlife 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." - National Park Service Organic Act, 16 U.S.C. 1
As outlined in the Organic Act of 1916, protecting our visitors and our cultural and natural resources are the heart of the National Park Service. Protecting these resources are the mission of the Visitor and Resource Protection program at Monocacy National Battlefield.
Visitor and Resource Protection staff perform a wide variety of functions, including:
Monocacy National Battlefield Visitor and Resource Protection personnel also provide assistance to other park units and government agencies as needed. They provide CPR and first aid training for other employees, and work closely with Natural and Cultural Resource Management to provide archeological site patrols, resource damage protection, wildlife monitoring, and wildlife population density surveys.
Did You Know?
The "Y" at Monocacy Junction, completed in 1830, allows trains to turn around. It was the first of its kind in the United States, and is still in use today.