National Preserve is a type of National Park Service protected area designated by the United States Congress that has characteristics normally associated with U.S. National Parks but where certain natural resource-extractive activities are permitted. The types of activities permitted in each national preserve varies depending on the enabling legislation of the unit.
National preserves in Alaska were created by a provision of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act of 1980, allowing only regulated hunting, fishing and trapping for sport and subsistence purposes.
- http://www.nps.gov/history/history/hisnps/NPSHistory/nomenclature.html National Park Service web site - Explanation of Designations
- 16 USC 3201 - Administration of national preserves
- Trani, Margaret Katherine (2001). Southern Forest Resource Assessment. USDA Forest Service. p. 30.
- National Park Service - Big Cypress National Preserve
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