Local Resident Support Program
- The Korea National Park Service implemented a local resident support program focused on social overhead capital such as construction of new roads for local residents inconvenienced by the national park. However, since 2008, the organization has been implementing other types of local resident support programs aimed at improving the welfare and living environment of local residents after establishing a separate fund for such activities.
Park Management Conference
- Since 2005, the Korea National Park Service has been hosting the Park Management Conference twice a year with the participation of the representatives of local residents, local autonomous government, religious organizations, related government offices, social organizations, and schools in order to help them understand its park management policies, provide them with an opportunity to participate in the programs, and listen to their opinions.
Partnership Program based on Participation and Cooperation
The Korea National Park Service established a mutual and sisterhood relationship with businesses, related government offices, and universities to ensure mutual benefits and growth through the full participation of related parties and local community in park management. The organization is currently strengthening the cooperation system aimed at ensuring mutual growth in many different areas such as joint resources study, nature protection activities, and regional economic promotion.
Volunteer Service Program
The Korea National Park Service’s volunteer service policy is aimed at offering local residents and visitors a chance to take part in national park management activities, and help them better understand the value of national parks in terms of nature, history, and cultural heritage. Various volunteer service programs are offered at each of the national parks according to the characteristics of the national park. They recruit volunteers through public notices, and currently there are over 200 volunteers at the national parks who are experts in different areas.