Hwy 62 – 06 PARK PURPOSE, SIGNIFICANCE, AND MISSION – Park Purpose

Rehabilitation of Highway 62 West, Crater Lake National Park, Klamath County, Oregon

 INTRODUCTION

PARK PURPOSE, SIGNIFICANCE, AND MISSION

Park Purpose

Crater Lake National Park was established in 1902 “…dedicated and apart forever as a public park or pleasure ground for the benefit and enjoyment of the people of the United States.” In managing this park, the National Park Service is charged with “…preservation of the natural objects…the protection of the timber, and …the preservation of all kinds of game and fish.” The National Park Service is committed to “…forever preserve the beauty of Crater Lake National Park; its unique ecological and cultural heritage; and to foster understanding and appreciation through enjoyment, education, and inspiration.” The National Park Service Organic Act of 1916 directs that the fundamental purpose of all parks is “to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations” (NPS 2002a).

 

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