Laws & Policies

Federal Regulations

Many park rules and regulations are determined at the federal level. Links to these regulations are found below (these links will take you outside of the park website).

Code of Federal Regulations, Title 36 - Also known as "36 CFR," here you can find the regulatory information governing public lands.

Director's Orders - Here you can access many of the service-wide mandates passed down from the Director of the National Park Service.

Freedom of Information Act - Visit the Department of the Interior's website to learn more about the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

Park-specific Documents

Individual parks and their management team work within these regulations to determine what is best for the management of a specific park. Below are documents specific to Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

Superintendent's Compendium - This document is drafted by the park management team and signed by the superintendent. It contains regulations specific to the use and protection of Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

Long Range Interpretive Plan - The Division of Interpretation is responsible for providing many of the services offered at a national park. This plan details the long-term goals established by the management team to expand and enhance those visitor services.

Foundation Document - This document provides much of the guidance for the planning and management decisions made for the park. A smaller overview is also available.

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