Collab:Federal States/National Parks
The National Park System of the Federal States exists to showcase not only important or unique areas of the Federal States, but also to honor high-quality mapping contributions by members of the FSA community. National Parks and other "National" areas are nominated by individual mappers and are voted on by the FSA community every six months.
Approved National Parks
Tier I sites are the highest-quality and the most prestigious. While there is no minimum or maximum size, to be approved as a Tier I classification the FSA community must vote with a supermajority of at least 75% approval. Tier I classifications are as follows:
- National Parks are primarily natural spaces;
- National Historic Sites are primarily developed or man-made spaces; and
- National Monuments are very unique areas, either natural or man-made.
|Tier I||Nishowigan||Feb 2021||96%|
|Tier I||Tennewa||Aug 2021||94%|
|Tier I||Tennewa||Aug 2021||94%|
|Tier I||Alormen||Aug 2021||94%|
|Tier I||Minnonigan||Aug 2021||88%|
|Tier I||Clamash||Aug 2021||81%|
|Tier I||Alormen||Aug 2021||78%|
|Tier I||Tennewa||Aug 2021||78%|
|Tier I||Clamash||Feb 2022||90%|
|Tier I||Atascadera||Feb 2022||84%|
Tier II sites are still high-quality sites, but only require a simple majority vote of over 50% to be approved. Tier II classifications are any other "National" classification, including but not limited to:
- National Forest, National Prairie, or other natural feature as applicable
- National Wildlife Refuge
- National Heritage Area
- National Battlefield (to be determined once more information about FSA History is determined)
- National Lakeshore or National Seashore
|Tier II||Passamaqueets||Feb 2021||89%|
|Tier II||Passamaqueets||Feb 2021||71%|
|Tier II||Penquisset||Feb 2021||61%|
|Tier II||Arghenna, Penquisset||Feb 2021||54%|
|Tier II||Sierra||Feb 2021||68%|
|Tier II||Sierra||Feb 2021||82%|
|Tier II||Arecales||Feb 2021||89%|
|Tier II||Tennewa||Aug 2021||100%|
|Tier II||Washotska||Feb 2022||94%|
FSA stateowners are encouraged to nominate areas of high-quality mapping for consideration in the National Park System. These can be their own work, or the work of other mappers; however, in the case of a "third-party" nomination, the original mapper must agree to a site's nomination to be added to the ballot. At this time, there is no limit to the number of nominations each stateowner can produce. The approvals will be included on the biannual FSA Omnibus Ballot, which is scheduled for February and August of each year.
Nominations should be posted on this page by the last day of the month prior to the biannual election: the next FSA Omnibus Ballot is in August 2022, which means all nominations for the next vote must be received by 31 July 2022. Nominations must include the location of the site and the requested title of the site, which determines the majority vote needed to be approved.
Prior to approval, sites may be tagged as "State ______" (or "Regional ______" if the site spans multiple states) as applicable.
If a site is nominated but fails the confirmation vote, the site is not eligible to be nominated again until the following voting cycle: for instance, if a site was nominated for the February 2021 vote and was not approved, it cannot be nominated for the August 2021 vote but is eligible for the February 2022 vote.
To avoid failed nominations, mappers are strongly encouraged to use the FSA forums to get feedback from the FSA community on proposed sites before nominating them for National Park System status.
Add nominations for the August 2022 ballot here no later than 31 July 2022.
Certain nominations have been grandfathered from previous ballots. Eligible sites listed below will automatically be added to the next ballot, unless removed by the original mapper.
|Current Name||Requested Name||Tier||Votes needed||State(s)||Nominated by||Location||Eligibility|
|Wompscott Battlefield National Park||Tier I||75%||Penquisset||Zytik||Eligible for August 2022 ballot|
|Beaugendre National Wildlife Refuge||Tier II||50%+1||Alormen||Luziyca||Eligible for August 2022 ballot|
|Pancanli National Wildlife Refuge||Tier II||50%+1||Alormen||Luziyca||Eligible for August 2022 ballot|
|Mouton National Wildlife Refuge||Tier II||50%+1||Alormen||Luziyca||Eligible for August 2022 ballot|
|Chilombich National Wildlife Refuge||Tier II||50%+1||Alormen||Luziyca||Eligible for August 2022 ballot|
|Carreras Canyon National Monument||Tier I||75%||Apawiland||iiEarth||Eligible for August 2022 ballot|
|Fort Perrine National Monument||Tier I||75%||Alormen||ruadh||Eligible for August 2022 ballot|
|Fort Sauganash National Historic Site||Tier I||75%||Minnonigan||TheMayor||Eligible for August 2022 ballot|
|Woodhaven Railway Museum||Woodhaven Railway Museum National Historic Site||Tier I||75%||Penquisset||Zytik||Eligible for February 2023 ballot|
|First Lighthouse National Historic Site||Tier I||75%||Penquisset||Zytik||Eligible for February 2023 ballot|
|Fort Shutter National Park||Tier I||75%||Penquisset||Zytik||Eligible for February 2023 ballot|
Following the close of voting, approved nominations will be posted here and those sites will officially become part of the FSA National Park System. Once National Park status has been approved, these sites are to be protected as-is regardless of current or future state ownership: the mapped features of the National Park shall not be changed (except to add additional detail) and the boundaries of the approved site shall not change.
Any expansions would require a second round of nominations for the site as "annexes": for instance, if Sample State Park was approved to become Sample National Park, any additional expansion areas should be nominated as "Sample National Park Annex" and would require a 75% approval on the next ballot before those areas could be officially considered part of Sample National Park.
Areas that are approved for Tier II status can be upgraded and nominated for a Tier I status at the next eligible election.
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- Hetnico was added to the A2021 ballot retroactively, when it was discovered that it was left out of the original ballot. More information can be found here.