The 1916 Organic Act

The 1916 Organic Act

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This Act’s most famous phrase states the National Park Service’s primary purpose:

“…to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wildlife therein and to provide for the  enjoyment of the same in such a manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.”

Last revised 02-Jul-13

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