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National Park Service (U.S.)

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[Flag of Fish and Wildlife Service] image provided by Skip Wheeler, 7 May 2003

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Description of the flag

I came across this picture in the Feb. 19th edition of Newsweek. It shows US National Park Service (NPS) rangers waiting on the white house south lawn. They are clearly holding the Flag of the park service, which is not often used. It is divided into equal halves: forest green top and dark gray bottom with the National Park Service shield logo in the center.
Ben Cahoon, 23 February 2007

Although the Department of the Interior flag is specified, some if not all of the subordinate departments are not specified. There are different versions of the National Park Service flag. Recently the most used is the striped version Ben refers to. Apparently it is up to the individual offices as to which design they use. Even the color is not specified. They choose the shade they prefer.
Rick Wyatt, 21 February 2010

Alternate version

[Flag of Fish and Wildlife Service] image by Rick Wyatt, 21 February 2010

The NPS flag shows the brown arrowhead symbol on a green background, with a brown ribbon above stating "National Park Service".
Skip Wheeler, 7 May 2003

National Park Service - Divided upper hoist to lower fly and lower hoist to upper fly, the upper and lower quadrants pale blue and the hoist and fly quadrants white, with the National Park Service emblem on the center. This is a modification of the departmental flag sent previously. The NPS emblem is a brown arrowhead with mountains, trees, and the service name on it.
Joe McMillan, 16 December 1999

United States Park Police

The U.S. Park Police is a subordinate organization of the National Park Service, Department of the Interior. The flag consists of a White field, Blue "T" shape, bordered gold. Blue border, gold fringe. "United States" above, "Park Police" below. Lettering blue, and bordered gold.

Badge in center.

Dave Fowler, 9 September 2013