Agencies

National park service logo, an arrowhead with a sequoia tree, mountain, and bison on it. 

 The Forest Service logo, a green shield with a yellow pine.    

Orange rectangle with a flying duck and the text "U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service" on it.   

The Bureau of Land Management logo, an upside down triangle with a mountain, foothills, river, and a pine tree.

 

 

Four agencies make up the National Wilderness Preservation System.

The National Park Service manages about 40% of the acreage, the Forest Service manages 33%, Fish and Wildlife Service manages 19%, and the Bureau of Land Management manages 9%.

Each agency has a unique part to play in the protection of wild places. Click on a logo to go to that agency's website and learn more.