The National Park Service (NPS) is dedicated to the protection of natural and cultural resources at over four hundred park units across the United States.  Within these parks, the NPS must also manage the largest number of constructed assets of any civilian agency in the  federal government including a range of structures, maintained landscapes, trails, and utility systems.

The Sustainable Operations and Climate Change (SOCC) Branch, a part of the Park Facility Management Division, seeks to ensure the sustainable management of national parks through the development of comprehensive and high quality programs.  The branch also assists parks in implementing sustainable best practices throughout NPS operations, with efforts focused in the following four areas:

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