(a) The objects, purposes and duties of the Director of the Division of Parks are:
(1) To make exploration, survey, studies and reports concerning state parks, monuments and historical sites in the state and to publish such thereof as will be of general interest; and
(2) To perform all functions and duties of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources with respect to state parks, monuments and historical sites including the marking, upkeep and publicizing of historical sites heretofore or hereafter designated by the Department of Archives and History.
(b) The inclusion of specific duties of the Director of the Division of Parks in this title shall not be deemed an exclusion of or limitation upon his general duties to effectuate and accomplish the purposes generally set out in this title.
(c) There are excepted from the duties of the Director of the Division of Parks all state forests, Mound State Monument, the White House of the Confederacy and all monuments and historical sites now or hereafter located on state-owned property in the City of Montgomery, including the Alabama Memorial Building.