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A list of terms relevant to managing development in the national parks is provided herein. Although not exhaustive, this glossary highlights some of the key terms and evolving concepts that are important to understanding National Park Service management policies and principles. Further definitions may be obtained from Director's Orders and Reference Manuals that are either published or will soon be available.

Statutory definitions can be accessed online, e. g., at

For a more comprehensive glossary of acquisition terms only, see Federal Acquisition Institute's Glossary of Acquisition Terms (pdf).

A source for Design/Build terminology is located at University of Colorado, Civil Engineering Department.

Last updated: February 5, 2014