National Parks and Monuments
The founding of Yellowstone National Park in 1872 as a public park "for the benefit and enjoyment of the people" helped launch a worldwide national park movement—by 1916, our National Parks Service was established (thank you, Woodrow Wilson) to protect 35 national parks and monuments.
More than a hundred years later, they remain one of our most treasured natural assets.
There are 62 National Parks (as of September 2020). They are as follows: