A range of management and implementation plans are used to administer the California National Historic Trail. These documents provide overall guidance for National Park Service administrators and their partners in trail protection, development, and interpretation.
Management and Implemention Plans
Comprehensive Management and Use Plan (12.3mb pdf file)
The Comprehensive Management and Use Plan/Final Environmental Impact Statement (finalized in 1999) is shaped, in part, by the planning requirements found in section 5(f) of the National Trails System Act (see appendix A). It focuses on the trails' purpose and significance, resource protection, visitor experience and use, and long-term administrative objectives.
Long-Range Interpretive Plan (2.81mb pdf file)The long-range interpretive plan (LRIP), finalized in 2010, provides an overall vision and basis for decision-making relating to interpretation and educational media.
Did You Know?
It is estimated that between 350,000 and 500,000 people emigrated to the west between the 1840s and 1870s. They came by ox drawn wagons, on foot, & pulling hand carts until the Union Pacific and Central Pacific Railroads completed a rail line in May of 1869 at Promotory Point in Northern Utah. More...