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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.

Nomination Process

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. 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 Coordinator Vote of Confidence, which is scheduled for February and August of each year.

Nominations must be sent via OGF message to the FSA Coordinator by the last day of the month prior to the biannual election: the next FSA Coordinator Vote of Confidence is in August 2021, which means all nominations for the next vote must be received by 31 July 2021. Nominations must include the location of the site and the requested title of the site, which determines the majority vote needed to be approved. There are two tiers of classification:

  • 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 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

Prior to approval, these 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.

Legacy

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.

Approved National Parks

Site Tier State(s) Location Admitted Approval Notes
Heathlands National Seashore Tier II Passamaqueets OGFmapicon.png 41.6641°S, 161.4501°E Feb 2021 89%
Norottuck Watershed National Wildlife Refuge Tier II Passamaqueets OGFmapicon.png 41.9094°S, 160.931°E Feb 2021 71%
Panalstow National Wildlife Refuge Tier II Penquisset OGFmapicon.png 40.2818°S, 160.5752°E Feb 2021 61%
Arghenna Mountains National Forest Tier II Arghenna, Penquisset OGFmapicon.png 40.2227°S, 158.4016°E Feb 2021 54%
Betaouais National Park Tier I Nishowigan OGFmapicon.png 43.4426°S, 142.4863°E Feb 2021 96%
Pinkani National Protected Area Tier II Sierra OGFmapicon.png 31.7927°S, 140.9884°E Feb 2021 68%
Rucani National Preserve Tier II Sierra OGFmapicon.png 31.6619°S, 141.2304°E Feb 2021 82%
Arecales National Volcanic Maritime Protected Area Tier II Arecales OGFmapicon.png 9.4558°N, 178.0801°E Feb 2021 89%
One Central National Heritage Site Tier I Minnonigan OGFmapicon.png 41.5535°S, 141.451°E Aug 2021 88%
Outer Islands National Park Tier I Alormen OGFmapicon.png 29.2647°S, 148.8963°E Aug 2021 78%
Fort Walprove National Historic Site Tier I Clamash OGFmapicon.png 34.86103°S, 137.88946°E Aug 2021 81%
Hetko Butte National Park Tier I Tennewa OGFmapicon.png 37.8461°S, 143.5923°E Aug 2021 78%
Mount Knockaert National Park Tier I Tennewa OGFmapicon.png 36.3284°S, 143.2542°E Aug 2021 94%
Lennon Crater National Monument Tier I Tennewa OGFmapicon.png 37.0963°S, 143.6459°E Aug 2021 94%
Petra Cavalli National Wildlife Refuge Tier I Alormen OGFmapicon.png 28.7494°S, 150.634°E Aug 2021 94%
Hetnico Canyon National Wilderness Area Tier II Tennewa OGFmapicon.png 38.1883°S, 143.2703°E Aug 2021 Yes.[1]

Active Nominations

Add nominations for the February 2022 ballot here no later than 31 January 2022.

Certain nominations have been grandfathered from the F2021 Ballot. Users have been asked if they wish to resubmit these ballots as the date approaches.

Current Name Requested Name Tier Votes needed State(s) Nominated by Location Eligibility
Bronson Park Burton Commerce National Heritage Site Tier II 50%+1 Passamaqueets Zytik OGFmapicon.png 41.99011°S, 161.38197°E Eligible for February 2022 ballot
World's End Park Old Whalebury Light National Historic Site Tier I 75% Penquisset Zytik OGFmapicon.png 39.81034°S, 160.31771°E Eligible for February 2022 ballot
Penquisset Seashore State Park Penquisset National Seashore Tier II 50%+1 Penquisset Zytik OGFmapicon.png 40.2343°S, 160.5468°E Eligible for February 2022 ballot
Hess Valley Hess Valley National Cultural District Tier II 50%+1 Penquisset Zytik OGFmapicon.png 40.1935°S, 160.1614°E Eligible for February 2022 ballot
Amiable Island State Park Fort Shutter National Park Tier I 75% Penquisset Zytik OGFmapicon.png 40.2031°S, 159.9125°E Eligible for February 2022 ballot
Beaugendre Wilderness Management Area Beaugendre National Wildlife Refuge Tier II 50%+1 Alormen Luziyca OGFmapicon.png 29.2847°S, 149.2074°E Eligible for August 2022 ballot
Pancanli Wilderness Management Area Pancanli National Wildlife Refuge Tier II 50%+1 Alormen Luziyca OGFmapicon.png 29.2877°S, 149.323°E Eligible for August 2022 ballot
Mouton Wilderness Management Area Mouton National Wildlife Refuge Tier II 50%+1 Alormen Luziyca OGFmapicon.png 29.3268°S, 149.3645°E Eligible for August 2022 ballot
Chilombich Wilderness Management Area Chilombich National Wildlife Refuge Tier II 50%+1 Alormen Luziyca OGFmapicon.png 29.5214°S, 149.5345°E Eligible for August 2022 ballot
Carreras Canyon State Monument Carreras Canyon National Monument Tier I 75% Apawiland iiEarth OGFmapicon.png 33.4087°S, 143.844°E Eligible for August 2022 ballot
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  1. 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.