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General Information About the National Park Service

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  • Purpose: To provide for the use and enjoyment of the parks by people and to preserve the land in its original state.
  • Federal Department: Interior
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  • Manages 13% of Federal Lands and 40% of the acreage within National Wilderness Preservation System.
  • Uses 50 administrative units to manage 61 wilderness areas.

Wilderness Areas in the National Park System

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