Sustainability in the National Park Service
Since its inception in 1916, the National Park Service (NPS) has become a world leader in protecting natural and cultural resources, preserving many of the country's greatest treasures and serving as a model for sustainable resource management. The NPS’s sustainability successes are the result of initiatives at all levels of the agency; the NPS Park Facility Management Division, individual regions, parks, and park visitors are all vital to implementing sustainable practices servicewide.
Within national parks, the NPS must also manage the largest number of constructed assets of any civilian agency in the federal government, including a range of structures, maintained landscapes, trails, and utility systems. Explore the pages below to learn more about NPS sustainability initiatives and commitment to environmental stewardship.