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Mission Statement

The National Park Service preserves 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 Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world.


Often labeled as the "Father of the National Park Service," John Muir was many things: inventor, immigrant, botanist, glaciologist, writer, first president of the Sierra Club, fruit rancher and a devoted father. But it was John Muir's love of nature, along with his great influence in protecting it, that he is most known for today. Muir convinced President Teddy Roosevelt to set aside Yosemite (including Yosemite Valley), Sequoia, Grand Canyon and Mt. Rainier as National Parks.

To help tell his inspiring story National Park Service protects and manages the home, cultural landscapes and natural lands that represent John Muir's legacy, and where he last lived and accomplished many of his feats as a man of many skills.

To succesfully manage these resources, the park needs help and involvement from the public and local partners. There are many ways to get involved for people who are interested in hands-on activities, such as maintaining the cultural landscape, planting native plants, removing non-native plants, and assisting with visitor education and general services.

Please contact us if you are interested, or stay posted on our periodic announcements about opportunities.


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