The new National Water Trails System (NWTS) serves to bring existing and newly identified water trails together into one cohesive national network of exemplary water trails. The National Water Trails System is a network of water trails the public can explore and enjoy, as well as a community of water resource managers that can benefit from information sharing and collaboration.
The National Wild and Scenic Rivers System was created to preserve certain rivers with outstanding natural, cultural, and recreational values in a free-flowing condition for the enjoyment of present and future generations.
The NPS Water Resources Division provides its services directly to parks through a broad range of programs in the areas of fisheries, natural resource condition assessments, information management, hydrology, planning, ocean and coastal resources, wetlands, water quality, and water rights.
Invasive species are increasingly changing the natural and cultural landscapes of ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes national parks. Explore this database to learn more about invasive species in these parks.