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National Park Service and Related Programs (54 USC)

Estados Unidos de América
Tipo de documento
Especies silvestres y ecosistemas
Palabra clave
Parques nacionales Zona protegida Institución Gobernanza Ordenación/conservación Biodiversidad Protecíon de las especies Protección del hábitat Fauna silvestre Flora silvestre Turismo Patrimonio cultural Desarrollo sostenible Participación público privada (PPP) Pueblos indígenas Entidad no gubernamental Participación pública Financiamiento
Área geográphica
Americas, Ártico, Pacífico Oriental, América del Norte, Atlántico Norte

This title provides for the national park service and related programs. The Secretary, acting through the Director of the National Park Service, shall promote and regulate the use of the National Park System by means and measures that conform to the fundamental purpose of the System units, which purpose is to conserve the scenery, natural and historic objects, and wild life in the System units and to provide for the enjoyment of the scenery, natural and historic objects, and wild life in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations. Congress declares that (A) the National Park System, which began with establishment of Yellowstone National Park in 1872, has since grown to include superlative natural, historic, and recreation areas in every major region of the United States and its territories and possessions; (B) these areas, though distinct in character, are united through their interrelated purposes and resources into one National Park System as cumulative expressions of a single national heritage; (C) individually and collectively, these areas derive increased national dignity and recognition of their superb environmental quality through their inclusion jointly with each other in one System preserved and managed for the benefit and inspiration of all the people of the United States; and (D) it is the purpose of this division to include all these areas in the System and to clarify the authorities applicable to the System. The title also provides that it is the policy of the Federal Government, in cooperation with other nations and in partnership with States, local governments, Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, and private organizations and individuals, to (1) use measures, including financial and technical assistance, to foster conditions under which our modern society and our historic property can exist in productive harmony and fulfill the social, economic, and other requirements of present and future generations; (2) provide leadership in the preservation of the historic property of the United States and of the international community of nations and in the administration of the national preservation program; (3) administer federally owned, administered, or controlled historic property in a spirit of stewardship for the inspiration and benefit of present and future generations; (4) contribute to the preservation of nonfederally owned historic property and give maximum encouragement to organizations and individuals undertaking preservation by private means; (5) encourage the public and private preservation and utilization of all usable elements of the Nation's historic built environment; and (6) assist State and local governments, Indian tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations, and the National Trust to expand and accelerate their historic preservation programs and activities.

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