The objective of the National Park organisation is to preserve, strengthen and develop nature, the countryside, the cultural surroundings, the distinctive geological features and to provide visitors with excellent opportunities of outdoor activities and information about the area.
Establishment of the national parks is based on broad local support. Each national park has a decentralised management, consisting of a board, a national park council and a secretariat. The board and its chairman are appointed by the Danish Minister for the Environment. As far as possible, all members of the board have close affiliations to the national park area.
The board prepares a plan for the operation and development of the national park. The local community is asked to participate in this process. Development of the national parks will continue over a number of years, and will be based on voluntary agreements and local support.