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'''National Recreation Areas'''
'''National Recreation Areas'''

Revision as of 20:26, 27 February 2021

A organizational summary by the ENVS 560/L Watershed Systems class at CSUMB.


The National Park Service is a federal agency in the United States that manages all national parks, most national monuments, and other historical and conservation areas with various designations. The NPS was created by the United States Congress on August 25, 1916, through the National Park Service Organic Act. The NPS is a bureau of the United States Department of the Interior and is led by a Director nominated by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. As of 2021, the NPS has approximately 20,000 employees.


California Central Coast

National Parks

Channel Islands National Park

Pinnacles National Park

Sequoia National Park

Kings Canyon National Park

National Historic Areas

César E. Chávez National Monument

Tule Lake National Monument

National Recreation Areas

Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

National Heritage Areas (NHA)

Designations by Congress as places where natural, cultural, and historic resources combine to form a cohesive, nationally important landscape. NHA entities collaborate with communities to determine how to make heritage relevant to local interests and needs. Currently, there are no NHAs established within Central California.

Federal Lands to Parks Program



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