Monday, September 30, 2013

DOI: Government Shutdown, ALL 401 National Parks & NPS facilities Will Be Closed And Secured.

ALL NATIONAL PARKS CLOSED FOR YOUR SAFETY
ALL NATIONAL PARKS CLOSED FOR YOUR SAFETY

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR CONTINGENCY PLAN ONE PAGE SUMMARY 


As stated in its original authorizing legislation, the National Park Service mission is to “preserve unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the national park system for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.”


The National Park Service manages over 84 million acres in all 50 States and Territories in 401 park units that preserve, protect, and share the history of this land and its people. Nearly 287 million people visited the national parks in 2012 and NPS works to provide visitor services in partnership with over 250,000 volunteers.

Services and programs that will remain operational.
• Law enforcement including the U.S. Park Police and emergency and disaster assistance.
• Firefighting and monitoring.
• Border and coastal protection and surveillance.
• Limited management of ongoing projects that are funded from non-lapsing appropriations.
• Access to through roads.
Services and programs that will be ceased.
All national parks will be closed and secured.
• Visitor centers and other facilities will be closed.
• Education programs and special events will be canceled.
• Permits for special events will be rescinded.
• Guests staying in hotels and campgrounds will be notified of the closure and given 48 hours to make
alternate arrangements and leave the park.

Information on the Department's preparation of contingency plans for a possible government shutdown in October, 2013

Contingency Plans


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