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Title

The national park service: DOI or independent status
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): D. L. Soden; J. Freemuth
Publication Year: 1991

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • aesthetics
  • conservation
  • education
  • forest management
  • multiple resource management
  • national parks
  • natural resource legislation
  • public information
  • recreation
  • wildlife habitat management
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 26819
Tall Timbers Record Number: 565
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File
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Description

Over the course of the last two decades there has been a recurring theme among proponents of the National Park Service mission that politics has undermined the day-to-day goals of the Service. With the increased politization of the Park Service, two recent proposals have called for removal of the NPS from the Department of the Interior and call for it to become and independent body along the lines of other govermnent entities such as the Smithsonian Institution. This article reviews these proposals and suggests that in the long run removal from the Department of the Interior will not solve the problems of the NPS and may well accelerate them.

Citation:
Soden, D. L., and J. Freemuth. 1991. The national park service: DOI or independent status. Environmental Management, v. 15, no. 1, p. 15-25.