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Is It true that the United Nations owns America's National Parks?

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September 18, 2009 2:44PM

No. All the US National Parks are owned by the US Government and are managed by the National Park Service, US Department of the Interior.

Some US National Parks have designations given by the United Nations, such as the "World Heritage Site" and "Man and Biosphere Reserve" designations. These designations do not change who owns, controls, or manages the park.