National Park Service prepares a variety of planning and environmental documents to help guide it in managing park resources. These documents can range from site-specific impact analyses on facility locations, specific use-type such as backcountry or river use, to broader park-wide plans for future use and management of the park.
General Management Plan - approved May 2004
Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) StatementsConstruct New Multi-Use Trail at Panther Junction
Finding of No Significant Impact - February 2012 [1.16 mb pdf file]
Replacement of Current Fossil Exhibits
Big Bend National Park has some of the most interesting and scientifically-important fossils in the National Park System, but the park's fossil exhibits are outdated and inadequate. The following is an overview of an upcoming project that will showcase some of the park's most impressive fossil and tell the story of Big Bend's changing environments over the past 130 million years.