Management

A bull elk on a trail in the Hoh Valley
Native elk and their proximity to humans is only one component of managing Olympic National Park.

NPS photo (Jon Preston)

"Beginning with Yellowstone, the idea of a national park was an American invention of historic consequences. The areas that now comprise the national park system, and those that will be added in years to come, are cumulative expressions of a single national heritage. The National Park Service must manage park resources and values in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations."

- 2001 National Park Service Management Policies

At Olympic National Park, staff and volunteers work together as a team, creating opportunities for visitor enjoyment while striving always to manage the park's resources so that they will remain unimpaired for future generations.


Explore this section of our website to learn more about the behind-the-scenes work involved in protecting Olympic's varied resources for today's visitors and future generations.

 

Park Statistics

Learn more about Olympic National Park, including designation and economic benefits.

Laws & Policies

Read the Superintendent's Compendium and learn about other laws and policies that help us manage this unit of the National Park System.

Fire Management

Learn more about fire management at Olympic National Park.

Last updated: September 26, 2022

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Port Angeles , WA 98362

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