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Redwoods National Park Expansion Act

In 1978, an act expanding Redwoods National Park (Redwoods Amendment) further amended the general authorities of the National Park Service to mandate that all park system units be managed and protected "in light of the high public value and integrity of the national park system." Furthermore, no activities should be undertaken "in derogation of the values and purposes for which these various areas have been established", except where specifically authorized by law or as may have been or shall be directly and specifically provided for by Congress. Thus, by amending the general Authorities Act of 1970, this act reasserted servicewide the high standard of protection prescribed by Congress in the Organic Act.

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Last Updated: November 05, 2014