References & Links
Documents Affecting Cultural and Natural Resource Management
The following documents contain provisions that affect how both cultural and natural resources are managed.
National Park Service Organic Act (1916) (PDF)
Wilderness Act (1964) (PDF)
The National Environmental Policy Act (1969) (PDF)
Redwood Amendment (1978) (PDF)
The Freedom of Information Act (1982) (Link)
Government Performance and Results Act (1993) (Link)
National Parks Omnibus Act (1998) (PDF)
National Park Service Management Policies (2006) (Link)
NPS Director’s Order 12, Environmental Impact Analysis (2001) (Link)
NPS Director’s Order 12, Handbook for Environmental Impact Analysis (PDF)
National Park Service Strategic Plan (FY2001–2005) (PDF)
Code of Federal Regulations, Title 36 (2003) (Link)
Particularly Title 16, particularly Section 3: Rules and Regulations of National Parks, Reservations, and Monuments; Timber; Leases (PDF) and Section 26: Regulations for Hunting and Fishing in Park; Punishment for Violations; Forfeitures (PDF)
Cultural Resource Management Documents
The American Indian Religious Freedom Act (1978) (PDF)
The Archaeological Resources Protection Act (1979) (PDF)
The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (1990) (Link)
Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments (1993) (Link)
Executive Order 12898 (1994) (PDF)
Executive Order 13007, Indian Sacred Sites (1996) (PDF)
NPS Director’s Order 28, Cultural Resource Management Guidelines (1998) (Link)
A more complete list of laws, standards, regulations, standards and guidelines, and executive orders related to NPS cultural resource management, including specific CFR citations, is available here.
Natural Resource Management Documents
Lacey Act (1894) (PDF)
Lacey Act Amendment (1916) (39 Stat. 238) June 28, 1916
Endangered Species Act (1973) (Link)
NPS Natural Resource Challenge (1999) (Link)
National Resource Management Reference Manual #77 (Link)
A more complete list of laws, standards, regulations, standards and guidelines, and executive orders related to NPS natural resource management, including specific CFR citations, is available here.
Yellowstone Science Articles
Yellowstone Science is a quarterly publication devoted to Yellowstone's natural and cultural resources. It features articles about research in the park, provides scientists with an opportunity to communicate and exchange ideas, and gives the public a look at this exciting work. Available here.
Scientific Research and Science in Yellowstone National Park
A web-searchable bibliographic database of nearly 12,000 citations to scientific journal articles, books, proceedings, abstracts, videos, dissertations and theses, raw data, reports, letters and manuscripts dealing with Yellowstone National Park.
Greater Yellowstone Bibliography
Searchable database containing more than 28,900 bibliographic citations to scholarly, popular, professional, and creative literature about the greater Yellowstone region (maintained by the University of Wyoming Libraries).
National Park Service History Web Page
More than 2,200 reports and other publications covering a wide range of topics, issues, disciplines and most of the National Park Service's programs and parks.
The Wyoming Libraries database, including Yellowstone’s research library.