August 25, 2010
On August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed a bill creating the National Park Service, a new federal bureau of the Department of the Interior responsible for protecting the 35 national parks and monuments then managed by the Department. Today, the National Park System comprises 392 national parks and 2,461 national historic landmarks.
Republicans on the House Natural Resources Committee are committed to expanding opportunities for all Americans to enjoy our beautiful public lands and support the smart, efficient use of our natural resources in order to both protect the environment and create new jobs.
We celebrate the 94th birthday of the National Park Service and encourage Americans to experience our heritage by visiting a National Park.