The parks have always been a source of unimpaired cultural possessions. They mark the natural values, inspiration, and ecstasy. 2016 is all geared up to celebrate the hundred years of the National Park Service. The members have decided to team up with other associates to provide enhanced benefits. They have currently focused on extending the outdoor recreation. There are plans for conserving the varied and plentiful natural resources. During 1916, the National Park Service came into authority. But, the very first park entered into presence during the year 1871. And, now the celebrations extend from Florida to Alaska, Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Puerto Rico and all over the country.
The aim of the National Park Service was to preserve the natural heritage for the future generations. This idea of conservation was expressed during 1832. Artist George Catlin was credited with such positive thoughts. He was renowned for his vivid Native American paintings. He also focused on the wildlife, wilderness, and civilizations. Through his artworks, Catlin contemplated the effects of western expansion. Catlin was the one to write about the idea of a nation’s park to conserve the nature’s beauty during 1832. He mentioned about the protecting policy by way of evolving great parks. He insisted upon protecting the freshness of the nation with his works.
At that time, Catlin’s ideology was found to be impractical. It did not come into effect. But, about three decades later, the National Park Service began its partial functioning. The President Abraham Lincoln allotted the Mariposa Big Tree Grove and Yosemite Valley for public recreation. It was the President Woodrow Wilson who enacted the law to allow the National Park Service to function from August 25, 1916. It was directed to protect historic objects, scenery, natural resources, and wildlife. This day more the National Park Service employs more than 20,000 people along with a huge number of volunteers. There are several new initiatives taken up by the service since its stature.