Significance statements express why a park's resources and values are important enough to merit designation as a unit of the national park system. These statements are linked to the purpose of Little River Canyon National Preserve, and are supported by data, research, and consensus. Statements of significance describe the distinctive nature of the park and why an area is important within a global, national, regional, and
systemwide context. They focus on the most important resources and values that will assist in park planning and management.
The following significance statements have been identified for Little River Canyon National Preserve. (Please note that the sequence of the statements does not reflect the level of significance.)