The National Park Service (NPS) is the U.S. federal agency that manages all national parks, many national monuments, and other conservation and historical properties with various title designations. It was created on August 25, 1916, by Congress through the National Park Service Organic Act.

It is an agency of the United States Department of the Interior, a federal executive department whose head, the Secretary of the Interior, is a Cabinet officer nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate. Most of the direct management of the NPS is delegated by the Secretary to the National Park Service Director, who must also be confirmed by the Senate.

The 21,989 employees of the NPS oversee 394 units, of which 58 are designated national parks.

The Parks are mainly mentioned as the former official governing body of the Warp Drive Project. All police and tour guides are employees of the Parks Service Rangers. This was President Bartlett's method of bypassing the infighting among the armed services and assuring that other nations would take a serious interest in the Warp Drive Project as something other than the toy of the US Pentagon.


  • Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar -- Boss of the whole thing.
  • Secretary to the National Park Service Borman Fineman -- Park service boss.
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