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The Statue of Liberty National Monument is administered by staff of the National Park Service, an agency of the federal government located within the United States Department of the Interior. Law enforcement at this site is under the jurisdiction of the United States Park Police. The park superintendent assumes responsibility for park operations, resource protection and visitor services. The Superintendent's Compendium addresses park-specific issues using federal authority granted to the superintendent. It is reviewed annually and provides a list of regulations under the discretionary authority of the superintendent of the park.

The cover page of the Foundation Document, the photo is of the Statue of Liberty's head and crown.
To effectively manage the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island and plan for its future, a basic understanding of the park's resources, values, and history is needed- a foundation for planning and management. These are called foundation documents.
Each foundation document aims to answer critical questions such as:
  • What is the purpose of this park?
  • Why is it included in the national park system?
  • What makes it significant?
  • What are the park's key planning and data needs?
Read the Foundation Document for the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island.

Last updated: September 19, 2018

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