Sep 18, 2022 · The National Park Service ( NPS) is an agency of the United States federal government headquartered at the Main Interior Building in Washington, D.C. that manages all national parks, most national monuments, and other natural, historical, and recreational properties with various title designations. 
- $3.265 billion (FY2022)
- August 25, 1916; 106 years ago
- Approx. 20,000 (2022), (279,000 volunteers in 2019)
- Main Interior Building, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, D.C., 20240, U.S.
5 days ago · The United States has 69 national parks, which are congressionally designated protected areas operated by the National Park Service, an agency of the Department of the Interior.  National parks are designated for their natural beauty, unique geological features, diverse ecosystems, and recreational opportunities.NameLocationDate Established As Park  Area (2021) Maine 44°21′N 68°13′W / 44.35°N 68.February 26, 191949,071.40 acres (198.6 km 2 )American Samoa 14°15′S 170°41′W / 14.October 31, 19888,256.67 acres (33.4 km 2 )Utah 38°41′N 109°34′W / 38.68°N 109.November 12, 197176,678.98 acres (310.3 km 2 )South Dakota 43°45′N 102°30′W / 43.November 10, 1978242,755.94 acres (982.4 km 2 )
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4 days ago · The National Park System of the United States is the collection of physical properties owned or administered by the National Park Service. The collection includes all national parks and most national monuments, as well as several other types of protected areas of the United States .NameLocationYear EstablishedArea (2021) 191949,071.40 acres (198.5849 km 2 )19888,256.67 acres (33.4136 km 2 )197176,678.98 acres (310.3088 km 2 )1978242,755.94 acres (982.3984 km 2 )
Sep 09, 2022 · The National Park Service ( NPS) is an agency of the United States federal government headquartered at the Main Interior Building in Washington, D.C. that manages all national parks, most national monuments, and other natural, historical, and recreational properties with various title designations. 
4 days ago · Yellowstone National Park is an American national park located in the western United States, largely in the northwest corner of Wyoming and extending into Montana and Idaho. It was established by the 42nd U.S. Congress with the Yellowstone National Park Protection Act and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant on March 1, 1872.
- 2,219,791 acres (8,983.18 km²)
- 3,806,306 (in 2020)
- March 1, 1872; 150 years ago
- U.S. National Park Service
Aug 31, 2022 · Ice Age Floods of Change. At the end of the last Ice Age, 18,000 to 15,000 years ago, an ice dam in northern Idaho created Glacial Lake Missoula stretching 3,000 square miles around Missoula, Montana. The dam burst and released flood waters across Washington, down the Columbia River into Oregon before reaching the Pacific Ocean.